At The Financial Times, Leslie Hook writes that Chinese authorities have misdiagnosed the causes...
by samuel wade | 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...
by Sophie Beach | 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...
by Mo Ming | 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 […]
by Sophia Cao | 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 […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods