China releases white paper on space program

BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) — China issued a white paper on the country’s space program on Friday. The white paper was published by the State Council Information Office of China. Titled “China’s Space Program: A 2021 Perspective,” the white paper introduces China’s purposes, principles, policies and measures, and cooperative mindset in its space exploration. It summarizes China’s achievements in space science, space technology and space application. “The space industry is a critical element of the overall national strategy, and China upholds the principle of exploration and utilization of outer space for peaceful purposes,” the paper says. The major achievements in … Continue reading China releases white paper on space program

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Global South Economic Alliance: China launches challenge to US hegemony

China is leading an international effort to develop alliances to counter U.S. hegemony. A new grouping of nations has been formed to promote China’s Global Development Initiative (GDI), and will complement China’s massive international infrastructure project, the Belt and Road … Continue reading Global South Economic Alliance: China launches challenge to US hegemony

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China overtakes UK as world’s largest offshore wind power provider

China built three times as much offshore wind-farm capacity as the rest of the world put together during 2021 – and figures show wide disparities between European nations’ rates of wind farm construction Updated information from the International Energy Agency (IEA) shows that during 2021, China provided more than three-quarters of the world’s added capacity in offshore wind-power generation. A global total of 10.5 gigawatts (GW) capacity was added, of which 8GW was in China. The IEA’s figures also show that only three European nations added offshore wind capacity during 2021: Denmark (0.6GW), the UK (0.5GW) and the Netherlands (0.4GW).  The … Continue reading China overtakes UK as world’s largest offshore wind power provider

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Geothermal green heating part of China’s decarbonization plans

“China is adopting geothermal because geothermal district heating is by far the most economic means of heating available … It also answers China’s fundamental policy of carbon neutrality and combating air pollution.” City of Xian geothermal district heating The city … Continue reading Geothermal green heating part of China’s decarbonization plans

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Can the US seriously blame China for climate change?

At UN COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow, the U.S. attempted to displace blame onto China for climate change, which was caused disproportionately by the advanced capitalist powers. While the U.S. media often calls China the biggest carbon emitter, this tends … Continue reading Can the US seriously blame China for climate change?

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China makes significant strides in modernization drive

Provincial-level regions across China have hosted their annual legislative and political consultative meetings in recent weeks, underlining sci-tech innovation, common prosperity, further opening up and green development, as the country works in full throttle to achieve its second centenary goal. … Continue reading China makes significant strides in modernization drive

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Geothermal power generation in China signals green future

China, less than a decade after beginning its program to deploy geothermal energy on a massive scale, now has the largest amount of geothermal district heating of any country in the world. Cornell University Introduction – geothermal energy potential in China According to research by Chinese scientists (1, 2) geothermal resources can provide green, low-carbon, and renewable clean energy, with abundant reserves and massive potential for application.  Use of geothermal heating for buildings is well advanced in China, which now has the largest amount of geothermal district heating of any country in the world. Sinopec Green Energy Geothermal Development, is … Continue reading Geothermal power generation in China signals green future

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London ‘systematically and persistently breaching air pollution limits’ since 2010, says European court

In March 2021, the UK Westminster regime was found guilty by the European Court of Justice of “systematically and persistently” breaching air pollution limits. EU Judges also found that the country failed to see through its legal obligation to put in place sufficient plans to tackle the problem of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution. London has reported illegal levels of air pollution since 2010 and it contributed to around 6,000 excess deaths in the capital in 2019, according to new research. NO2, which is emitted by gas heating boilers and cars, in the UK exceeded the legal annual average limit of 40 micrograms per cubic metre of air … Continue reading London ‘systematically and persistently breaching air pollution limits’ since 2010, says European court

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China and Russia collaborate on huge Far East transnational park for endangered tigers and leopards

Wild leopards and tigers are roaming in the far eastern wilderness again thanks to an historic China–Russia collaboration for a transnational park covering more than 1.7 million hectares. The China-Russia border region, where China’s Heilongjiang and Jilin provices, border Russia and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is home to the largest wild Siberian tiger and Amur leopard populations in the world. A major success in protecting these large cat species is the functioning wildlife corridor securing the main route for tigers moving across the Russia-China border. Connectivity is critical to enable tigers to move between China’s Northeast China Amur Tiger … Continue reading China and Russia collaborate on huge Far East transnational park for endangered tigers and leopards

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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. 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 urban … Continue reading China’s approach of rural revitalization

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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 ?

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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

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Beijing’s air quality has dramatically improved

The following is an extract from New Statesman: Beijing is now preparing to host the winter games in February 2022. Since 2008 Olympics the Chinese economy has more than tripled in size and annual coal consumption has increased, yet air quality in Beijing continues … Continue reading Beijing’s air quality has dramatically improved

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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