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Environment assessment report to be released- Ramon

Xinhua (Link)April 28, 2006 China will release a report on the situation of the environment in the country on June 5, World Environment Day. The State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) will promote the concept of caring for the environment to show the government’s determination to build an environmentally-friendly society and protect ecological safety, said an […]

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China woos Saudis for oil – Philip Sherwell and Peter Goff

From The Age (link): President Hu Jintao of China flew in to an enthusiastic welcome in Saudi Arabia at the weekend to negotiate new oil supplies. His three-day visit, aimed at improving relations between the world’s largest oil producer and its second largest oil consumer, is a sign that China is stepping up the policy […]

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Shrinking Arable Lands Jeopardizing China’s Food Security- Yingling Liu

China is losing arable land due to urban sprawl, construction, and “environmental” efforts to replant trees (produce lumber). Will China policy address an increasing reliance on imported grain (sans mercury) ? Is there a plan to increase agricultural efficiency(GMOs and/or pesticides via Stephen Johnson head of the U.S. E.P.A.)? One may think that the President […]

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Pollution has no boundaries: US official – Xiao Chen(China Daily)

Former pesticide lobbyist turned Bush appointed EPA chief, Stephen Johnson, has visited China and when it comes to lying about the environment, international solidarity seems to be flourishing. Both Johnson’s EPA and China have delayed serious emissions regulations until beyond 2018, but it seems the leaders of both countries enjoy paying lip service to environmental […]

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Garrett adds weight to nuclear debate – The Age

Australian politicians are debating their country’s nuclear energy pact with China. From The Age (Link) Federal Labor MP Peter Garrett has accused the Howard government of recklessness over its uranium deal with China and is concerned about moves within the ALP to scrap its opposition to new mines. The former Midnight Oil frontman said Prime […]

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