Dharamsala-based Phayul.com reports that a 92nd self-immolation protest took place on Monday evening. Lobsang Gendun, a 29-year-old Tibetan monk self-immolated in Golog Pema Dzong at around 7:45 pm (local time). He succumbed to...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 30, 2012
Chen Guangcheng’s escape from house arrest to the US embassy (as seems increasingly likely) has presented both Washington and Beijing with difficulties ahead of high-level talks this week. The episode threatens to further...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 11, 2011
For China residents not content to judge from the frequency and density of their own coughing, Greenpeace is compiling sources of real-time air quality data across the country and beyond: With the rise of China’s middle...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 9, 2011
At the Guardian, Jonathan Watts visits families in Henan who have been forced from their homes by the South-North Water Diversion Project, whose stories undermines claims that lessons have been learned from past mistakes....
by Samuel Wade | Jul 7, 2011
The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts reports the cover-up by rig operators and the official State Oceanic Administration of a large oil spill in China’s Bohai Sea. It has taken a month for news to emerge about the leak from...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 28, 2011
China must step down agricultural production if it is to avoid even more serious water shortages in the future, according to a leading groundwater expert. But the proposed alternative of increased imports runs contrary to the...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 16, 2011
Chinese hydropower projects have been accused of exacerbating violent unrest in Burma. The dams in question are being built by Chinese companies with Chinese funding, and are intended to produce electricity in large part for...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 11, 2011
Last week, Beijing acquiesced to US demands and ended subsidies to wind turbine manufacturers using Chinese-made parts rather than imports. The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts, however, argues that Chinese wind firms will retain...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 30, 2010
ABC News (Australia) interviews Guardian correspondent Jonathan Watts on his new book, When a Billion Chinese Jump, which explores the relationship between China’s economic growth and its massive ecological...
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