pearl river delta

Beijing Air Unsafe Four Days a Week

China recently announced planned spending of 1.7 trillion yuan ($277.5 billion) to combat air pollution across the country, but new figures from the Ministry of Environmental Protection highlight the extent of the air quality...

China’s Looming Conflict Between Energy and Water

China’s growing thirst for energy is driving increased exploitation of inland resources. At Yale Environment 360, Christina Larson examines the environmental implications of China’s ‘West-to-East Coal-Power...

Three River Delta Areas Sinking

From the China Daily, a report that three of China’s major river deltas are sinking, thanks to global warming and excessive water extraction: The Pearl, Yangtze and Yellow river deltas in China are among the 33 major...

China Revamping Its Key Southern Factory Region

In recent months, the coastal region of Guangdong has been heavily hit by financial losses and factory closures that have resulted in social unrest. On Thursday, officials revealed new plans to give the region a much needed...

China unblocks Taiwan newspaper Web sites – Ralph Jennings

From Reuters: China has allowed access to Internet versions of two of Taiwan’s top daily newspapers after blocking them for years for fear they would spread anti-Communist propaganda, a Taiwan official said on Monday. Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council said that users in the populous Pearl River Delta and other parts of China over the past […]

Hong Kong ‘Climate Change Threat’ – BBC News

From BBC News: A leading Hong Kong think-tank has released the first study examining the likely impact of climate change on Hong Kong and the Pearl River delta. The Civic Exchange study concludes that even small water-level rises combined with extreme weather could cause flooding across the low-lying delta. The report suggests that flooding in […]

Florence Chan: China’s sweatshops running out of workers

From Asia Times: Since last year, the Guangzhou-centered Pearl River Delta (PRD), a dominant economic locomotive in China and a magnet for migrant workers in outlying regions, has been reporting a severe shortage of workers. Encouraged by the official ballyhoo of a steep pay rise, many have flocked into the region to try their luck. […]



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