Why China’s Yellow River is so yellow – and why it’s prone to flooding

stephen Chen
May 13, 2017
An international team of researchers has analysed the way sediment builds up in the river known as ‘China’s sorrow’, shedding light on how to manage its notorious (more…)

China’s blasting of Mekong will cause environmental peril

May 7, 2017

VietNamNet Bridge – China’s plan to blast waterfalls and rapids to clear the Mekong River to allow large cargo ships to pass through has raised concerns (more…)

Tibet bans crossing of nature reserve

May 6, 2017
Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has banned visitors from passing through a state nature reserve to access other areas, as an environmental protection measure.

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. [File photo/China.org.cn]

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China to build dams in Pakistan


​May 13, 2017​

In a major leapfrog in cementing the Belt and Road initiative, China and Pakistan Saturday signed a historic memorandum of understanding (MoU) (more…)

China’s Huge Dam Projects Will Threaten Southeast Asia As Water Scarcity Builds Downstream

Daniel Rechtschaffen

May 3, 2017

Mr. Rechtschaffen is a graduate student at the University of Washington in China Studies, and a former editor at Sixth Tone.

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Across China: Growing environmental awareness at China’s headwaters

Xinhua News
May 2, 2017
XINING, May 2 (Xinhua) — When school is out, 13-year-old Bontso collects plastic bottles, bags and other litter on school grounds to trade for pencils and erasers from (more…)

Hydropower boom in China and along Asia’s rivers outpaces regional electricity demand

Third pole
Darrin Magee, Thomas Hennig, 
April 28, 2017

Will the expansion of hydropower shift the region towards a low carbon future, or simply over exploit a fragile ecosystem?

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China to coordinate regulation on ecological space

Xinhua News
April 20, 2017
BEIJING, April 20 (Xinhua) — Chinese authorities on Thursday released regulation on the use of natural space to protect the ecosystem.

The move coordinate existing policies (more…)

Chinese official stresses safeguarding ecological security

April 15, 2017

BEIJING, April 15 (Xinhua) — A Chinese official has called for more to be done to ensure ecological security as the country observed National Security Education (more…)

Inspection teams demand more efforts to improve China’s environment

April 13, 2017

LANZHOU/CHONGQING, April 13 (Xinhua) — Four environmental inspection teams have urged local governments to do more to improve the environment after they made public issues (more…)