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 [...]

China’s path to global ecological civilization

Two months ago, a herd of China's wandering Asian elephants finally returned home after a 17-month odyssey that caught global attention.But the discussion on ecological civilization continues, and the public's ongoing interest in these international stars reflects that more and more awareness is being paid to the issue.China's efforts to escort the elephants home also [...]

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 [...]

BRI remains attractive as decarbonization push garners attention

China's recent announcement about stepping up support for other developing countries in developing green and low-carbon energy and not to build new coal-fired power projects abroad makes the Belt and Road Initiative more appealing, experts have said. Kaposvar 100MW Photovoltaic Power Plant under construction in Kaposvar, Hungary. (Photo by Attila Volgyi/Xinhua) NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) [...]

HAS COVID-19 “PATIENT ZERO” BEEN FOUND – IN KANSAS?

Ironically, the 1918 "Spanish Flu" originated Kansas, USA as well. Quietly altered death certificates add to the mystery; first confirmed Covid deaths in US and China on the same day You already know the story—in December of 2019, doctors notice a patient has a dry cough, fever, and has lost her sense of taste. Her [...]

Africa draws inspiration from China to curtail desertification

ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- China's experience in reforestation and fighting desertification has injected lots of inspiration into Africa, which needs to curb the alarming expansion of the Sahara desert, Ethiopian experts have said. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently estimated that by 2030, Africa will lose two thirds of its [...]

Half of the Planet’s Coral Reefs Have Been Lost Since 1950

China experiments on how to grow a coral reef Global coral reefs have entered a distinctive human-dominated era, the Anthropocene, characterized by more frequent severe global coral bleaching events and regional-scale coral habitat degradation. The prime causes of this are increased ocean temperatures, increased light intensity and increased ocean acidity - all closely connected to [...]

Thorium: Did China just figure our how to make nuclear energy safe?

Experts believe there’s a cleaner, safer and better way to harvest nuclear energy. With its newest power plant, China might be first to get there. Scientists are very excited about an experimental reactor in Wuwei, China, and so are environmentalists. The reactor is cooled by molten salts instead of water, and instead of using uranium, [...]