Mission Impossible: China’s South-North Water Transfer Project

Introduction by Kelvin Kwok Freshwater is an important resource in many countries especially developing ones, and many people in these regions do not really have access to it in daily life. Unfortunately, this issue tends to receive much less attention compared to, say, air pollution, partly because it seems less relevant to the buzzwords like global [...]

China’s Covid-19 vaccines are a global public good

In the fight against the coronavirus, vaccines should always be the top priority. Over the past couple of months, China has committed itself to promoting a fair and reasonable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world. Since President Xi Jinping announced making China's COVID-19 vaccines a public good at the 73rd session of the World [...]

How Chinese infrastructure projects let nature be nature

"On a beautiful day, you could see various animals, zebras, gazelles, giraffes, even elephants," Fauzia Hussein, a passenger on the Mombasa-Nairobi Railway, described the wildlife she observed along the route. Since it opened to traffic in 2017, the Mombasa-Nairobi railway has been crossed by countless wild animals migrating between north and south, bringing a spectacle [...]

Melting the Roof of the World: Impact of Climate Change on the Tibet High Plateau, China

High up in the Tibet Autonomous Region and western China lies the Tibetan Plateau, an imposing landmass of huge importance to Asia. Now, climate change is threatening to melt its glaciers. What does this mean for China and south Asia? Nicknamed the ‘Roof of the World’, the Tibetan Plateau, or 青藏高原 (Qīng–Zàng Gāoyuán), far surpasses [...]

Kunming Declaration – Full Text

China Environment editorial note: The Kunming Declaration (see full text in English here) was adopted today. Its main purpose is to reaffirm the global political commitment to tackling the biodiversity crisis, and continue the process of coming to an agreement on the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). The text is agreed by ministers of all parties to [...]

Xi Jinping unveils new measures at COP15 to strive for a beautiful China

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a deep reverence for Nature while addressing the leaders' summit of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) via a video link on Tuesday. President Xi said that people need to respect Nature, follow Nature's laws and protect Nature, so [...]

Kunming Declaration adopted at COP15

Parties to the United Nations Biological Diversity Convention have adopted the Kunming Declaration, as a two-day high-level segment of the 15th meeting of the conference of the parties to the convention, or COP 15, concluded on Wednesday. A copy of the full text of the Kunming Declaration is available at this link: https://www.cbd.int/doc/c/0b20/847a/a9bf5b31366057821460aa68/kunmingdeclaration-en.docx The largest [...]

French Mathematician Laurent Lafforgue joins Huawei team

Laurent Lafforgue, a famous French mathematician and winner of the mathematics Fields Medal has joined the Huawei team, making it stronger in terms of research. In recent years, Lafforgue’s work on topos theory has led him to develop a collaboration with the research teams of Huawei France. The Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) is an advanced research institute in [...]

Beautiful China: Promoting ecological civilization with concrete action

Ensuring a balance between environmental protection and economic development is a challenge for the world, especially for China, a country which has undergone fast-paced development. On July 1, China announced the realization of Xiaokang society, or "a moderately prosperous society in all respects," with its GDP soaring to about $15.7 trillion last year from 67.9 billion [...]

Historic Lao China passenger train named Lane Xang to arrive on Friday

The first passenger train to run on the Laos-China railway, which is scheduled to open on December 2, is expected to arrive in Vientiane on Friday. The Prime Minister’s Office on Monday issued a notice that named the historic passenger train ‘Lane Xang’ – Laos’ former name when the country was known as the Lane [...]

Joint statement of China and Russia on strengthening the Convention on the Prohibition of Biological Weapons

CHINA Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC | Global Times, October 08, 2021 The Russian Federation and China reaffirm their conviction that the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction (BWC) is essential as a pillar of the international peace and [...]

The Western left’s collaboration with the Western bourgeoisie

Republished from the Hood Communist (https://hoodcommunist.org/principles-of-unity/) "As the Western left has become more aligned with their imperialist bourgeoisie in the destabilization of the Global South, the radical Black tradition provides a clear approach to “turn imperialist wars into wars against imperialism.” Changes in historical conditions can elevate a secondary contradiction to a primary, and antagonistic [...]

Why humanity must save nature to save itself

Our planet – the only home we have – is at breaking point. Two-thirds of our Earth's oceans and three-quarters of its land have been damaged by humans. One million species could vanish by 2050 – accelerating the global extinction rate potentially hundreds of times faster than over the last 10 million years. One-fifth of [...]

Yellow River Delta now world’s largest breeding ground for oriental storks

The Yellow River Delta National Nature Reserve in Dongying City, east China's Shandong Province, has become the largest breeding ground for oriental storks around the world, authorities in the province announced at a press conference on Saturday. In 2005, there were only seven oriental storks living in two nests at the reserve, but now there [...]

Biodiversity Conservation in China: Full Document

Xi Jinping to deliver COP 15 keynote speech The United Nations (UN) meeting on biodiversity takes place this week in the southwestern Chinese city Kunming. It will be the largest global gathering on the topic in a decade and is expected to provide a global roadmap for conserving and restoring biodiversity and ecosystems for the [...]

Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth: China in Action- Position Paper of the People’s Republic of China for the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity

China supports the United Nations in holding the Biodiversity Summit and lauds the UN efforts and contributions in advancing global environmental governance. Against the backdrop of accelerated global biodiversity loss and the impact of COVID-19 on various aspects of the economy and society, it is imperative that all parties work together to address the serious [...]

China issues first white paper on biodiversity – focus on global cooperation

China on Friday issued the country's first white paper on biodiversity, detailing how the world's most biodiverse country has endeavored to protect its ecosystems in pursuit of harmony between humans and nature. The white paper, titled "Biodiversity Conservation in China," came days ahead of a key United Nations (UN) biodiversity meeting to be held in [...]

China’s Tibet spends more on ecological protection

LHASA -- Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region spent 20.23 billion yuan (about 3.1 billion U.S. dollars) on ecological protection from 2016 to 2020, according to the local environmental authority. The amount more than doubled the spending for the previous five-year period, the region's ecology and environment department said Wednesday in a statement. The funds were [...]

China the new world biodiversity chair

China will on Monday launch a crucial biodiversity summit to build political momentum to halt and even reverse the destruction of nature by man. The virtual opening of the COP15 summit will transfer leadership from Egypt, which presided over the last gathering in 2018, to China. As the human population climbs toward 9 billion by [...]

China fears nuclear leak after US submarine collision in its waters

China has expressed its grave concern about the accident involving US submarine USS Connecticut hitting an unknown object in the South China Sea, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Friday, urging the US to clarify more details about the accident, its purpose of cruising in the area, and whether it has caused a [...]

Ocean warming and permanent heatwaves: Global Oceans ‘Deadly Trio’ (PART 3)

Scientists call it the ‘deadly trio.’ If ocean acidification, oxygen loss, and overheating are not ended soon, a massive die-off of ocean life may be unstoppable. In September 2020, Ian Angus published 3 articles in CLIMATE & CAPITALISM , an eco-socialist / ecological Marxist journal. The articles considered the elements of the deadly trio separately, but stressed [...]

Running low on Oxygen: Global Oceans ‘Deadly Trio’ (Part 2)

Scientists call it the ‘deadly trio.’ If ocean acidification, oxygen loss, and overheating are not ended soon, a massive die-off of ocean life may be unstoppable. In September 2020, Ian Angus published 3 articles in CLIMATE & CAPITALISM , an eco-socialist / ecological Marxist journal. The articles considered the elements of the deadly trio separately, but [...]

Corrosive Seas: Global oceans ‘deadly trio’ (Part 1)

Scientists call it the ‘deadly trio.’ If ocean acidification, oxygen loss, and overheating are not ended soon, a massive die-off of ocean life may be unstoppable. In September 2020, Ian Angus published 3 articles in CLIMATE & CAPITALISM , an eco-socialist / ecological Marxist journal. The articles considered the elements of the deadly trio separately, but [...]

Nobel Prize for Physics goes to scientists who explained climate change

Earth’s climate is a vastly complex system on a grand scale. On a microscopic level, so is the complicated physics of atoms and molecules found within materials. The 2021 Nobel Prize in physics knits together the work of three scientists who illuminated such intricate physical systems by harnessing basic tools of physics.  Half of the [...]

Technology empowers agriculture in China

To better ensure the wellbeing of its people, China's policy-makers are eyeing a technology-empowered future for its agriculture. China, the world's most populous country, feeds nearly one-fifth of the world's population. With less than 9 percent of global arable land, how does China supply its 1.4 billion people with safe, nutritious food? WATCH VIDEO: https://vodpub2.v.news.cn/publish/20210924/XxjfyxE007058_20210924_CBVFN0A001.mp4 [...]