Fire Threatens Xishuangbanna Rainforest Project

A pioneering biodiversity project in southern China is under threat from forest fire, with flames leaping as high as 30 metres. From The Guardian: The project – which was launched about five years ago by the German biologist...

All the Tees in China: Golf Boom Threatens Rainforest

In the Guardian, Jonathan Watts writes about the recent craze for building golf course on protected land in Hainan: On the park’s map, the course is inside the core conservation zone, which is supposed to be off-limits to...

Corruption ‘Threatens China Rainforest’

From BBC: Farmers in the tropical region of Xishuangbanna in China’s south-west Yunnan province recently staged a protest, accusing local officials of colluding with the rubber industry to destroy the local rainforest. The...

Tim Johnston: China boom puts rainforest under threat

From the Financial Times: The vast tracts of rainforest on New Guinea Island, the last untouched forest in the Asia-Pacific region, are under threat from illegal loggers who are stripping the area of hardwood, principally to make wooden flooring for Chinese and western markets.



Subscribe to CDT


Browsers Unbounded by Lantern

Now, you can combat internet censorship in a new way: by toggling the switch below while browsing China Digital Times, you can provide a secure "bridge" for people who want to freely access information. This open-source project is powered by Lantern, know more about this project.

Google Ads 1

Giving Assistant

Google Ads 2

Anti-censorship Tools

Life Without Walls

Click on the image to download Firefly for circumvention

Open popup

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.