Chinese Taste for Fish Rankles

Following the seizure of two Chinese fishing vessels by the Argentinian coast guard on Wednesday and a series of incidents in waters closer to home, Chuin-Wei Yap and Sameer Mohindru report at The Wall Street Journal on...

China Announces Plan to Cut Energy Consumption

In a bid to strengthen China’s energy security, the central government announced plans on Tuesday to spend nearly $400 billion to cut China’s energy consumption by 300 million tonnes of standard coal before 2015, via...

Consumerism in China

From evayih blog: Problems brought by consumerism in China Most economists assert that China’s rising consumerism will have an effect in almost all parts of the world. The United States will be particularly affected by this...

A New Mantra for China’s Big Thirst: Less is More

AP reports on questions that are coming up over China’s water diversion plan: For many in Zhangyigang, a village of 942 people in brick and mud houses in central China, it will be their second uprooting. They moved to...

Langur Monkeys Back From the Brink in Guangxi Province

The New York Times reports on the success of langur monkey conservation in the Nongguan Nature Reserve in Chongzuo, Guangxi Province: As the langurs traverse a towering karst peak in a setting out of a Chinese landscape...

How Government Waste Threatens Conservation – Tang Hao

One of China’s more prolific columnists details for China Dialogue the sundry ways in which Chinese officials waste money that might otherwise be spent protecting the environment: In the past few years China’s central government has begun promoting the concept of a “conserving society”. But this should not just be an economic concept; it should […]

China looks to California for solutions on saving energy – Robert Collier

From the San Francisco Chronicle: As the United States and other major nations face an increasingly costly struggle for energy supplies and consensus grows that global climate change is a serious problem, government officials from Washington to Beijing are increasingly looking to California for solutions… California’s influence is especially felt in China, the world’s fastest-growing […]

Kathleen E. McLaughlin: Project to save rare deer wins China conservation award

From the San Francisco Chronicle: The Beijing and Shishou David’s Deer Reintroduction Project is one of five groups slated to be feted today at the first China Wildlife Conservation Awards, a milestone in improving relations between environmentalists and Chinese authorities, according to Steve Trent, president of San Francisco- based WildAid… WildAid and the China Environmental […]



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