At The Financial Times, Leslie Hook writes that Chinese authorities have misdiagnosed the causes...
Jul 3, 2013
Following the release last week of a Human Rights Watch report on relocation and resettlement in Tibet, High Peaks Pure Earth translates Tibetan writer Woeser’s description of a return visit to one uprooted community: I...
Jun 26, 2013
Tantalizing signs have recently emerged of possible change in China’s Tibet policy: arguments by a Central Party School scholar, a visit to Tibet this week by U.S. ambassador Gary Locke, and reports that strictly religious...
Jul 16, 2012
As the 2012 leadership transition looms, The Economist profiles a man tipped to come out ahead in 2022: Hu Chunhua, whose current position as Party secretary of Inner Mongolia parallels Hu (no relation) Jintao’s equivalent...
Aug 12, 2011
Of the 400 million hectares of grassland that cover more than 40% of China, 90% has suffered some degree of deterioration. From China Daily. Gao Hongbin, vice minister of agriculture, made the remarks at a national work...
Jul 8, 2010
Reuters reports: China’s Inner Mongolia region plans to speed up resettlement of nomads from their traditional grasslands to fixed homes in towns, as part of a conservation programme, a top official said on Thursday. The...
Jun 10, 2010
From Asia Society’s Green China project: Vanishing Grasslands is a mixed media project documenting desertification in northern China. Over 400 million people in China are being affected by desertification today. Over...
Mar 18, 2008
Dec 20, 2006
From Chicago Tribune: That inexpensive sweater exacts a hidden toll: dust-borne pollution that reaches America. Part one of a Tribune special report. Shatar the herdsman squinted into the twilight on the ruined grasslands where Genghis Khan once galloped. He frowned and called his goats. The wind tasted like dust. On the other side of the […]
Dec 19, 2006
From Chinadialogue: China’s many varieties of grassland cover an area of 1 billion acres. They account for 41% of the country’s total area, and are 3.3 times the size of its cropland. Yet these vast grasslands cannot feed the animals they are home to, which together account for one-third of China’s livestock. Many years of […]
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