Leak Sparks Panic Buying of Bottled Water

An industrial leak into a local river has sparked panic buying of bottled water in Sichuan. From Xinhua: Residents have stormed supermarkets, stores and shopping malls for bottled water, despite the government’s efforts to...

Defeating the Deserts “May Take China 300 Years.”

Chinese authorities have acknowledged that, while progress has been made in recent years, securing the country against encroaching deserts may take centuries. From Jonathan Watts in The Guardian: China has gained a sliver of...

Harnessing the Ulan Buh Desert

While a recent Los Angeles Times article emphasized the use of water diversion to supply China’s cities, Beijing Review describes ongoing efforts to reclaim Inner Mongolian desert with laborious planting fed by redirection...

Water Woes In Kazakhstan

China Dialogue has a fantastic slideshow and article from freelance journalist Jack Carino on the nasty effects of Chinese water consumption on Central Asia. See the full slideshow here. From the article: On the upstream side is...

Olympics Water Diversion Threatens Millions

A Chinese official in Shaanxi province criticized Beijing’s water diversion plan for the Olympics that will bring water from southern provinces to the north. According to critics, the plan is short-sighted and will...

Deal With Global Warming: Try Not to Divorce – China Youth Daily

An interesting point on a personal level in helping fight global warming. Translated by CDT from China Youth Daily: With the rising divorce rate, China may soon become another target of finger pointing from the developed world when it comes to the global warming talks, and this one may seem light years away from any […]



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