China’s approach of rural revitalization

Winning the “war” in the fight against poverty has become a common action of the whole society. Its victory is a manifestation of the institutional advantages of socialism in concentrating its efforts on major events and the party’s advantages in consolidating social consensus. It is a phased strategic goal. realization. However, economic and social development has certain objective laws. In particular, Chinese society will still be in the primary stage of socialism for a long time, and there are major social contradictions of unbalanced and insufficient development. The contradictions are mainly concentrated in agriculture and rural areas, because the development of … Continue reading China’s approach of rural revitalization

China urges Green philosophy in BRI projects

In a move seen as important to further Greening of the Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese authorities have updated guidance on environmental protection for overseas operations, requiring Chinese companies to adopt environmentally friendly approaches through the entire life cycle of their projects. In the last few days, the Communist Party of China’s powerful Central Committee and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) have both widely disseminated information about updated China’s guideline on environmental protection in overseas projects. The guideline, unveiled on Tuesday, was jointly issued by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment and the Ministry of Commerce as a … Continue reading China urges Green philosophy in BRI projects

China installs world’s largest offshore converter: massive 3.1 GW of offshore wind capacity added to the grid

An offshore converter station, developed by China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG), was installed at CTG’s Rudong wind farm in east China’s Jiangsu Province. The 15-story-tall converter station is said to be the world’s biggest, and first of its kind in Asia. The installation of the world’s largest offshore converter station was hailed by China Classification Society (CCS) as ‘a significant milestone’ in the development of deep-water wind power. The converter station commenced feeding power to the grid on 11 November 2021, and was fully connected on 25 December 2021. The project boasts higher voltage class (±400kV) and larger transmission capacity than any … Continue reading China installs world’s largest offshore converter: massive 3.1 GW of offshore wind capacity added to the grid

‘Heroes for the Wild’: China’s nature reserve rangers

China’s one million rangers provide crucial educational bridges between leaders and locals, protecting the country’s wildlife. “China is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world while it holds 1/5 of the world’s population. To better preserve its biodiversity and the fragile ecosystems against anthropocentric threats, China has established more than 11800 protected areas covering approximately 18% of its total land area, reaching the Aichi target 11 which aims to protect 17% of land area (Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China, 2016). “ “Among different types of protected areas, nature reserves have been the strictest and most predominant … Continue reading ‘Heroes for the Wild’: China’s nature reserve rangers

Rare Chinese mountain cat released back into the wild after toe amputation

The Chinese mountain cat (Felis bieti), is under first-class national protection in China, and is endemic to China. It is listed as “vulnerable” by the IUCN Red List. Studies have shown that the species is rare and the distribution density is low, and ecological studies on their physiology, reproduction and feeding habits are scarce. A Chinese mountain cat known as “Huang Rong” was the first in the world to be successfully released back into the wild after toe amputation surgery. It was released into the Laohu Valley on Monday in Qilian Mountains National Park in northwest China’s Qinghai Province. The … Continue reading Rare Chinese mountain cat released back into the wild after toe amputation

What is the real story behing US 5G ?

America’s 5G band is part of US the military weapons and communication system. It seems that this will enable the US regime to control the “civilian” 5G system, access non-military communications data, and provide the ability to turn off 5G nation-wide at any time. In August 2020 the US government announced it would redeploy spectrum currently used by the military towards commercialised 5G networks.The US regime’s Department of Defense said it would ensure commercial use of this critically-needed mid-band spectrum “does not compromise military preparedness or national security.” The US military currently uses the mid-band spectrum for radar operations that … Continue reading What is the real story behing US 5G ?

FAO and China agree to implement Phase 3 of South-South Cooperation

The agreement marks the official launch of Phase III of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation Programme after China’s announcement of an additional $50 million in funding The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has signed an agreement with the Chinese Government officially launching Phase III of the FAO-China South-South Cooperation (SSC) Programme. The General Agreement was signed by the Director-General of FAO, Qu Dongyu and the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China,Tang Renjian. It followed the announcement by Chinese President Xi Jinping in September 2020 of an additional $50 million in funding … Continue reading FAO and China agree to implement Phase 3 of South-South Cooperation

China offers to help rebuild Tonga after volcanic eruption

Introduction Tonga became a member of the Belt and Road initiative in November 2018. Tonga’s relationship with China dates back over a decade to the aftermath of the deadly 2006 riots in the capital of Tonga, Nuku’alofa, which destroyed much of the small Pacific nation’s central business and government districts. The Tonga Government rebuilt the city, in part, with Chinese financing provided in 2008 and 2010, and roughly $90 million in China’s initial loans to the island. China deferred the payments scheduled for the earlier loans when Tonga offically joined the BRI. The Global Times report The tsunami triggered by a massive underwater … Continue reading China offers to help rebuild Tonga after volcanic eruption

The pandemic’s true death toll is millions more than official counts: Nature

Countries have reported some five million COVID-19 deaths in two years, but global excess deaths are estimated to be double or even quadruple that figure (i.e. 12 million to 22 million). On 18 January 2022, the journal Nature published a news item examining the likely real death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic. Nature said: “On 1 November, the global death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic passed five million, official data suggested. It has now reached 5.5 million. But that figure is a significant underestimate. “ “Records of excess mortality — a metric that compares all deaths recorded with those expected … Continue reading The pandemic’s true death toll is millions more than official counts: Nature

Rising ground-level ozone pollution causes crop loss worth $63b in East Asia

Rising ozone pollution at ground level (technically, the “boundary layer” of the troposhere) is having a devastating impact on agriculture in East Asia, causing a crop production loss of nearly $63 billion annually, which may exacerbate food insecurity and health risk in the region.  Ground ozone, a greenhouse gas known for contributing massively to climate change, also impacts the growth of crops. A team of researchers studied the impact of the pollutant on three major crops of the region: wheat, rice and maize. Wheat suffers the highest production loss in East Asia, amounting to $22 billion, followed by rice around … Continue reading Rising ground-level ozone pollution causes crop loss worth $63b in East Asia

Chinese courts introduce punitive damages in environment lawsuits

Shared by China-Environment-News.com on Facebook BEIJING — A judicial explanation issued by China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) on Thursday confirmed that polluters will have to pay punitive damages to the victims in environment lawsuits. The move aims to punish and deter offenders as well as to fully compensate victims who suffer personal or financial loss due to environmental damage, said Yang Linping, vice president of the SPC, at a press conference. Punitive damages will be granted if the offender is proven to be intentional and his or her act has caused serious consequences, Yang said.The amount of punitive damages will … Continue reading Chinese courts introduce punitive damages in environment lawsuits

Tarea Vida (‘Life Task’) – Cuba’s action plan on climate change

Cuba is taking serious action on the threats posed by climate change. In April 2021, the Cuban News Agency (ACN) reported that the use of renewable energy sources in Cuba during 2020 reached an installed power potential of 298 Megawatts … Continue reading Tarea Vida (‘Life Task’) – Cuba’s action plan on climate change

China outlines marine-protection tasks for 2021-2025

Shared by China-Environment-News.com on Facebook China has unveiled a plan to specify key tasks for protecting the marine environment in the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), according to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) on Monday. The plan, jointly issued by the MEE and five other departments, outlines five areas for marine-environment protection. During the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), China saw an overall improvement in its marine environment, said the MEE, but more protection efforts should be made, given that problems such as pollution and ecological degradation remain prominent, and governance systems and capacities still need to be … Continue reading China outlines marine-protection tasks for 2021-2025

China announces plans for archaeological work in 14th Five-Year Plan period

China in 2022 will roll out and implement plans for archaeological work in the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), said an official at a national conference held Monday. Li Qun, head of the National Cultural Heritage Administration, made the announcement at the conference, which was attended by heads of cultural heritage administrations across the country. The conference summarized some of the results of archaeological work in 2021. According to the conference, 1,388 archaeological projects were conducted in the country last year to protect historical remains involved in construction and development projects. In addition, the conference named several of the most … Continue reading China announces plans for archaeological work in 14th Five-Year Plan period

Xi says China will stay committed to promoting ecological conservation

China will stay committed to promoting ecological conservation, actively engage in international cooperation on climate, and jointly work for a complete transition to a greener economy and society, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday in remarks in a video speech at the 2022 World Economic Forum virtual session..  Following the idea of “lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets,” the country has carried out holistic conservation and systematic governance of its natural resources, including mountains, rivers, farmlands and deserts, Xi noted. “We do everything we can to conserve the ecological system, intensify pollution prevention and control, and improve … Continue reading Xi says China will stay committed to promoting ecological conservation

China’s Antarctic Program and the Antarctic Treaty System

On 4 January 2022 China’s CGTN media network posted a short video announcing that a team of Chinese scientists has arrived at the Zhongshan Station and the Great Wall Station to conduct the 38th expedition in Antarctica to carry out scientific research. The link to the CGTN video is: https://youtu.be/YESKwlAEOJA In this post we provide background information on China’s Antarctic Program and the Antarctic Treaty System, of which China is a consultative party to the Treaty. We provide two back ground articles below. 1. CHINA’S ANTARCTIC PROGRAM On 20 November 1984 China dispatched its first Antarctic research expedition team, and … Continue reading China’s Antarctic Program and the Antarctic Treaty System

‘Panda Bonds’ to help fund Africa’s energy transition: China-Africa Cooperation Forum

China’s commitment to supporting Africa’s green and low-carbon energy transition was a highlight of the 8th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which concluded on 30 November 2021 with a climate joint declaration. The Declaration on China-Africa Cooperation on Combatting Climate Change provides the shape of future partnership in the energy sector. On coal, it reaffirms President Xi Jinping’s pledge, made at the UN General Assembly in September, to stop building new coal-fired power projects abroad, a move that was welcomed by more than 120 African community organisations and NGOs. On clean energy, it includes a commitment from China to further increase investment in solar, … Continue reading ‘Panda Bonds’ to help fund Africa’s energy transition: China-Africa Cooperation Forum

China’s Electric Vehicle sales reach record 2.9m in 2021

China’s electric vehicle (EV) sales rose by 160% to a record high of 2.9 million units in 2021, underpinning the first increase in overall car sales in the country in the past four years, reports Caixin. New-auto sales rose 3.8% to 26.3 million vehicles in 2021, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. Sales of plug-in hybrids more than doubled to 600,000 units. Strength in such “new-energy” vehicles more than offset a 5% slump in other automobiles, including conventional gasoline-fueled models, amid a semiconductor shortage. The surge reflects Beijing’s push to pivot to electrics as it works to make China … Continue reading China’s Electric Vehicle sales reach record 2.9m in 2021

China holds over 1,000 officials accountable for environmental violations

Over 1,000 officials have been investigated for environmental violations in four provinces, after receiving thousands of public complaints Over 1,000 officials have been summoned or held accountable for environmental violations as central environmental inspectors concluded their monthlong visits to four provincial-level regions, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) said. Inspection teams received more than 13,100 complaints from members of the public after they arrived in the provinces of Heilongjiang, Guizhou and Shaanxi and the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in early December, according to a media release from the MEE, where the office of the inspection is based. Staffed by … Continue reading China holds over 1,000 officials accountable for environmental violations

China-Iran to implement comprehensive cooperation plan for energy and infrastructure

China and Iran announced the launch of the implementation of a 25-year comprehensive cooperation plan following talks on 14 Jan 2022, between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian in Wuxi, east China’s Jiangsu … Continue reading China-Iran to implement comprehensive cooperation plan for energy and infrastructure

Indonesia to build “world’s largest green industrial estate” backed by Belt and Road Initiative

PT Kalimantan Industrial Park Indonesia (KIPI), a consortium of companies from Indonesia, China and the United Arab Emirates, is financing the US$132 billion project in North Kalimantan, Indonesia. Indonesian President Joko Widodo said will initially sit on 16,400 hectares of land on the … Continue reading Indonesia to build “world’s largest green industrial estate” backed by Belt and Road Initiative

Top legislator urges improving eco-conservation legal system in China

BEIJING, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) — Top legislator Li Zhanshu on Friday called for enhanced efforts to perfect China’s legal system for ecological and environmental protection. Li, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), made the remarks at a symposium on eco-environmental legislation, which was held by the Environmental Protection and Resources Conservation Committee of the NPC. Stressing the significance of thoroughly implementing Xi Jinping Thought on Ecological Civilization, which provides fundamental guidance for the rule of law in this area, Li urged coordinated efforts to enact new laws on eco-environmental protection while revising existing ones. He … Continue reading Top legislator urges improving eco-conservation legal system in China

Syria joins the Belt and Road Initiative

Syria on 11 July 2022 joined the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which will help the Middle Eastern nation create new opportunities for cooperation with China and other countries, to help rebuild amid wars, Western sanctions, and the Covid pandemic. Syria’s admission ceremony took place during the signing of a memorandum of understanding at the Planning and International Cooperation Commission in the Syrian capital Damascus. It was attended by Fadi Khalil, head of the Syrian Planning and International Cooperation Commission, and Chinese ambassador Feng Biao. Khalil said “the admission revives the old role of Syria on the ancient Silk … Continue reading Syria joins the Belt and Road Initiative