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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]

China’s Kunming ready to host key UN biodiversity meeting

Preparations are in the final stage in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming for a UN meeting on biodiversity.  The first part of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) is set to kick off in Kunming on Oct. 11. The meeting will review the [...]

How will China’s end to foreign investment in coal impact on Bangladesh’s power sector?

XI JINPING’s STATEMENT AT UN Chinese President Xi Jinping, in his official statement at the General Debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 21, announced that China would step up support for other developing countries in generating green and low-carbon energy and would not build new coal-fired power projects [...]

The conspiracy theories behind China’s power cuts

Introduction **The following is an edited extract from ThinkChina, an English language e-magazine published by Lianhe Zaobao , a Chinese language Daily published by Singapore Press Holdings. It is one of the few foreign-owned Chinese language media accessible online in China and has a monthly pageview count of 100 million in China.** The power cuts in several [...]

Exploring the lungs of Asia

The forests of Asia are majestic, beautiful, and incredibly unique. Yet, many of us take their existence for granted. As they disappear, it’s time to take a deeper look at our forests—and decide where we stand in the global fight for their conservation. This article helps understand the nature and role of China's and her [...]

China can save the Earth – Here’s why

China is often cited as the ‘bad guy’, with its polluted air, taste for endangered species, and huge fishing fleets. But experts now recognise that China has the potential to save the planet. What has this country done to sway popular opinion and prove itself? A Western view. 1. Curbing climate change China is an unstoppable force in the clean energy movement. It produces more [...]

China urges developed countries to face up to their responsibilities on climate change

"Developed countries should earnestly abide by the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, face up to their historical responsibilities, show greater ambition and action, and help developing countries enhance their capacity to meet the climate challenge in terms of financial, technological and capacity building support." Hua Chunying, spokesperson for Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Climate [...]

China’s Guiyang targets 50% green economy share in GDP by 2025

GUIYANG -- It is estimated that the added value of the green economy of Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, will account for half of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2025, local environment authorities said Thursday. The city's energy consumption per 10,000 yuan (about 1,500 U.S. dollars) of GDP decreased by over 25 [...]

Pacific nations warn about the threat of nuclear pollution by AUKUS

American failure to address previous nuclear contamination from its military activity does not lend credibility to Biden's or Morrison's rhetoric. Addressing the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly of the UN, Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, said as his country is a party to the 1985 the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty [...]

China to boost new energy amid rationing

80-100 gigawatts of wind, solar power to be installed annually in China Photo taken on Oct. 23, 2019 shows the Nanfeng wind power field in Hami, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Zhao Ge) Amid public concerns over the current electricity rationing and power shortages in some provinces in China, the National Energy Administration (NEA) [...]

The Dawn of Another Age: The Communian

An extract from an article published in the Monthly Review Today the moment of truth looms large. We currently reside within a “Great Climacteric”—first identified in the 1980s by geographers Ian Burton and Robert Kates—a long period of crisis and transition in which human society will either generate a stable relation to the Earth System [...]

China cracks down on several mining firms in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Beijing demands the overseas companies obey the local government, after protests outside a Chinese mine that had ignored local orders - after Congolese authorities suspended six small Chinese firms’ operations over illegal mining and destruction of the environment. The Democratic Republic of Congo ( DRC) has more than half of the world’s known reserves of [...]

UN warned on climate conflict: A warmer world will be a more violent one

Presidents of Angola, Vietnam and Ireland speak out Using apocalyptic images, three presidents and seven foreign ministers warned Thursday that a warmer world is also a more violent one. At a ministerial meeting of the Security Council, the officials urged the U.N.'s most powerful body to do more to address the security implications of climate [...]

Covid-19 appeared in the US before Wuhan, Chinese scientists claim in new research paper

Using mathematical models, a team of four Chinese scientists has argued that the first case of Covid-19 appeared between April and November 2019 in the northeastern US, long before the outbreak in Wuhan, China. “The calculation results show that the COVID-19 epidemic in the United States has a high probability of beginning to spread around [...]