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Selenga drains much of northern Mongolia into Lake Baikal.
Every Chinese person knows about one place in Siberia – Lake Baikal. It is not necessarily famous for its unique biodiversity or for being the deepest lake in the [...]
Fr, Jun 24, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue
Users of electric bikes are the latest target of Beijing's ongoing campaign to bring order to its chaotic, traffic-clogged streets. Since April, Beijing's city government said electric bikes, also known as [...]
Mi, Jun 22, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue
For many, the idea of Argentine beef conjures up bucolic scenes of plump cattle grazing insouciantly in the open Pampas. But the reality of the industry is very different.Over 70% [...]
Di, Jun 21, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue
The 231-clause, 13,000-Chinese character action plan for Soil Pollution Prevention and Control was released May 31 by the State Council, China's cabinet, after undergoing some 50 draft revisions over the [...]
Mo, Jun 20, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue
Babcock Ranch, located on cypress swamplands and pastures near Fort Myers, is marketed as “an eco-centric new town embedded in nature and powered by the sun, by innovation, and by [...]
Fr, Jun 17, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue
When crews prepared to erect five wind turbines on the Brunks' Iowa farm three years ago, Steven and his father, Ronald, watched in awe at the magnitude of the components [...]
Fr, Jun 17, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue
A central government document aimed at improving urban planning across China has split public opinion. The controversy centres on a proposal, released in February, to pull down walled boundaries that [...]
Fr, Jun 17, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue
Just like homeowners who do not think twice about water supply when they turn on the tap, financial advisors considering investing in companies or new products took water for granted. [...]
Do, Jun 16, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue
Figures released last month by World Health Organisation (WHO) that ranked the world's most polluted cities, included five Chinese cities – all of them in Hebei – in a “dirty [...]
Mi, Jun 15, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue
Carbon dioxide has been pumped underground and turned rapidly into stone, demonstrating a radical new way to tackle climate change. The unique project promises a cheaper and more secure way of [...]
Mi, Jun 15, 2016
Source: News from China Dialogue

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Statistics show that illness ranks as one of the top reasons for poverty in various regions of China. People with serious illnesses often try to raise money through the Internet. [...]
Fr, Jun 24, 2016
Source: China Development Brief
A new investment platform, the Hony Social Impact Center (弘毅社会影响力中心), has just emerged in China. In recent years, “Social Impact Investment” that tries to connect charity to commerce has been favored [...]
Fr, Jun 24, 2016
Source: China Development Brief
The newly launched Northwestern NGO Resource Community is an online and offline network that connects NGOs in Ningxia, Gansu, Shaanxi, Xinjiang and Qinghai, the five provinces of China's vast and [...]
Fr, Jun 24, 2016
Source: China Development Brief
The Chinese Marine Conservation Organizations Directory (2015 version), updated and organized by Rendu Marine, will be published this month. The 2015 directory includes 176 marine conservation organizations, 65 more than the [...]
Di, Jun 21, 2016
Source: China Development Brief
The 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is currently being held in Geneva, Switzerland. The session started on June the 13th and will end on the [...]
Di, Jun 21, 2016
Source: China Development Brief
The 2016 Chinese Social Work Industry Development Forum was held in Beijing on June 16. The event was organized by the China Social Work Union, with the cooperation of the [...]
Fr, Jun 17, 2016
Source: China Development Brief
A campaign has been initiated in Beijing to promote gender-neutral bathrooms, starting with the city's bars. The campaign was launched in May by the Beijing Gender Health Education Institute (BGHEI), urging [...]
Fr, Jun 17, 2016
Source: China Development Brief
Yesterday, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China announced that following the latest technical standards published by the WTO and the suggestions made by domestic experts, it has [...]
Fr, Jun 17, 2016
Source: China Development Brief
The China Child Protection and Development Forum was held on the 13th of June at the Boya International Hotel of Peking University, Beijing. A News Conference on the “9958 Yuan'ai” [...]
Do, Jun 16, 2016
Source: China Development Brief
The Ministry of Civil Affairs held a press conference on June the 13th, during which Deputy Director of the Administration of Civil Organizations An Ning introduced the newly published Notice [...]
Mi, Jun 15, 2016
Source: China Development Brief

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Fr, Jun 24, 2016
Source: News from Globe Spotting
by Uwe Hoering, January 2016: In October 2013, Xi Jinping, head of China's government and communist party, announced the initiative "One Belt, One Road": With the "New Silk Road", transport [...]
Di, Jan 19, 2016
Source: News from Globe Spotting