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WildAid activists demonstrate against the shark fin trade outside a Maxim's restaurant in Central, Hong Kong (Image: Alex Hofford)
With a quarter of shark species now facing extinction, the sale and consumption of shark fins has become indefensible to most people following public awareness campaigns and the protection of [...]
Thu, May 24, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue
China is looking to solve its immense waste crisis. According to the World Bank, the country is dealing with 200 million tonnes of garbage a year. Landfills are crammed and [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue
Mercury pollution is a problem usually associated with fish consumption. Pregnant women and children in many parts of the world are advised to eat fish low in mercury to protect [...]
Thu, May 17, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue
On distant-water longline vessels, the main task is setting and reeling in the lines to catch tuna. As night falls the first tuna is hauled aboard to the delight of the crew.
On December 28, 2011, I boarded the fishing boat Pingtairong 29 at the Zhejiang port of Zhoushan and began a two-month long distant-water fishing voyage. I wanted to use my [...]
Wed, May 16, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue
Plagued by congestion and pollution, China's cities are exploring models of transportation that are more sustainable in terms of their social, environmental and climate impacts. Some have emerged as global [...]
Mon, May 14, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue
Editor's note: This article is a response to an earlier article titled "China is heading towards a water crisis: will government changes help?" that can be read here.Recent analysis suggests [...]
Fri, May 11, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue
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Editor's note: The full PDF report: China's Looming Water Crisis is available to download here. To read a response arguing that China's water crisis has been overstated click here. Over the [...]
Wed, May 09, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue
Drivers of significant ocean hazard. Source: Workshop report on exploring ocean risk: Hazards, vulnerabilities, global priorities and regional resilience. IUCN and IPSO
The global ocean is changing rapidly, with significant and increasing impacts on marine ecosystems, human lives and economies. Assessing the impacts of these ocean hazards requires science and data, responding [...]
Wed, May 09, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue
When China announced its Belt and Road Initiative in 2013, it quickly became a lightning rod for discussions around sustainable development and green finance. The ambitious project to build infrastructure [...]
Tue, May 08, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue
National leaders and ministers pose for a photo at the third summit of the Mekong River Commission (Image: Mekong River Comission)
The future of the Mekong River Basin was in the spotlight again at the third summit of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), held on 5 April 2018 in Siem Reap, [...]
Fri, May 04, 2018
Source: News from China Dialogue

 

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Editor's Note This is an adapted summary of a report originally published by the “全民公益“ WeChat account. See the Chinese original here. In Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture in Yunnan, [...]
Fri, May 25, 2018
Source: China Development Brief
Last Tuesday, the 22nd of May 2018, the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the State Drug Administration, the State Administration [...]
Thu, May 24, 2018
Source: China Development Brief
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Bill Gates recently shared his passion for the website Dollar Street. In two blog posts, the American magnate and philanthropist describes his fascination with the site, which is based on [...]
Tue, May 22, 2018
Source: China Development Brief
Shanghai's “Love Café” (in Chinese 爱咖啡), which serves as a support-base for people with autism, is scheduled to reopen this coming week. The new site will be on the first [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
Source: China Development Brief
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The 8th annual E.G.G Walkathon (一个鸡蛋的暴走) took place in Shanghai on the 12th of May. This year nearly 4000 people took part in the 50 kilometre walkathon in aid of [...]
Fri, May 18, 2018
Source: China Development Brief
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Double amputee Xia Boyu, 69, successfully completed his fifth attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest a few days ago. What follows is his inspiring story. Born in 1949, Xia [...]
Thu, May 17, 2018
Source: China Development Brief
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In Hainan province, the Administrative Office of Overseas NGOs has issued the Hong Kong branch of the International Association for Volunteer Effort (国际志愿者协会–香港) with registration credentials. The International Association [...]
Tue, May 15, 2018
Source: China Development Brief
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Hurun Research, the company best known for its Hurun China Rich List that ranks China's wealthiest people, has released its annual Hurun Philanthropy List for 2018. The List contains the [...]
Mon, May 14, 2018
Source: China Development Brief
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Editor's note This report was originally published by Alizila. You can find the original here. The Jack Ma Foundation on Monday announced the first stage of a $3 million donation in [...]
Fri, May 11, 2018
Source: China Development Brief
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A Shanghai cafe' that functioned as a social enterprise helping people with autism has been forced to close only a month after opening. The Love Café (in Chinese 爱咖啡) held [...]
Thu, May 10, 2018
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