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In 2020, delegates from nearly 200 countries will meet in the capital of Yunnan province, southwest China, to agree on a new framework to halt biodiversity loss and protect ecosystems. [...]
Fri, Mar 22, 2019
Source: News from China Dialogue
Dressed in rubber overalls, Óscar Timarán launches himself into a rectangular pond and paces the perimeter with a black net. With water up to his waist, he and a colleague [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019
Source: News from China Dialogue
The Batang Toru rainforest in Indonesia teems with rare life. Sun bears, pangolins, tapirs and tigers have roamed this wild patch of North Sumatra for millennia. Meanwhile the rarest great [...]
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Source: News from China Dialogue
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This month the Economist World Ocean Summit in Abu Dhabi brought together policymakers, business and tech leaders, scientists and civil society groups to discuss the threats to the world's oceans [...]
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Source: News from China Dialogue
Fish from China sold in Kenya have been discovered to contain traces of heavy metals that threaten human health, a laboratory at the University of Nairobi found. Samples of fish [...]
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
Source: News from China Dialogue
In 2014, China declared a war against pollution when Premier Li Keqiang pledged to crackdown on polluters and negligent officials “with an iron fist” at the opening of the annual [...]
Thu, Mar 14, 2019
Source: News from China Dialogue
A history of Chinese power
China has been leading the world in the expansion of solar and wind power capacity in recent years. By the end of 2018, China's solar capacity of 174 gigawatts and [...]
Wed, Mar 13, 2019
Source: News from China Dialogue
China's major state-backed development lenders issued fewer loans to Latin America last year than they have for a decade, suggesting a more cautious approach to investing in the region, according [...]
Tue, Mar 12, 2019
Source: News from China Dialogue
Map of the connectivity of the Tonle Sap and Mekong tributaries in Cambodia
The Mekong River is often depicted as originating in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Maps show it flowing downstream through China's southwest, and then forming the borders of or flowing through Laos, [...]
Mon, Mar 11, 2019
Source: News from China Dialogue
Mining and metals are essential to achieving the UN's 2030 sustainable development goals. As the world's population continues to grow, the demand for critical metals will continue to increase. The [...]
Mon, Mar 11, 2019
Source: News from China Dialogue

 

水污染
Today, March 22, is World Water Day. We would like to take this chance to introduce a project run by a Chinese NGO to alleviate China's problems of water security. Although [...]
Fri, Mar 22, 2019
Source: China Development Brief
授旗
The Beijing Huizeren Volunteering Development Center(北京惠泽人公益发展中心)was recently invited to provide a two-day professional volunteer training program, named the iVolunteers College (i公益大学), for the staff of Yuxintai (禹欣泰), a large company [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019
Source: China Development Brief
What is a time bank? A time bank is a banking institution that runs on time credit exchanges. Time banking works on the principle that after retiring, people can spend [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Source: China Development Brief
Lin Yong, a National People's Congress (NPC) deputy from Guangdong Province, has submitted a motion for shared parental leave during this year's meeting of the NPC. Mr. Yong claims that [...]
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
Source: China Development Brief
The report below was originally published by ChinaFile. See the original here. Yesterday, the U.S.-based Open Source Hardware Association announced on its website that it had canceled plans to hold [...]
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
Source: China Development Brief
China's first national ecological protection and poverty alleviation fund, the “Special fund for forestry and grassland ecological protection and poverty alleviation”, has been initiated by the State Forestry and Grassland [...]
Thu, Mar 14, 2019
Source: China Development Brief
On the eve of the opening of the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, China's Alashan SEE Foundation teamed up with the Number Five Foundation from the Netherlands [...]
Wed, Mar 13, 2019
Source: China Development Brief
This is an abridged and adapted translation of a commentary published on the Charity School (公益慈善学园) WeChat account on the 10th of March. Charity School is a platform for publishing [...]
Tue, Mar 12, 2019
Source: China Development Brief
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On the 6th of March, China's major delivery service companies and the China Environmental Protection Foundation took the lead in launching the “multi-party co-governance and greener express delivery” (多方共治、快递更绿) initiative, [...]
Thu, Mar 07, 2019
Source: China Development Brief
China's 13th National People's Congress opened its second session on the morning of March 5th at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Premier Li Keqiang delivered the government [...]
Thu, Mar 07, 2019
Source: China Development Brief

 

Von Uwe Hoering, Februar 2017: Vor einem Jahrzehnt schien es so, als würde ein ‚Schlafender Riese' geweckt: Afrika habe das Potential, zum Brotkorb der Welt' zu werden. Dafür wurde auf [...]
Wed, Feb 01, 2017
Source: News from Globe Spotting
Catch 'em young! Nachwuchssorgen in der Landwirtschaft; Konzernkontrolle über Saatgut durch 'Ranking'; Widerstand gegen Privatisierung erfolgreich; Heilongjiang wird Gentechnik-freie Provinz - jedenfalls vorerst; Peasant Studies: Explaining resistance and its absence; [...]
Fri, Dec 23, 2016
Source: News from Globe Spotting