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, [...]

Chinese scientists complete seed collection mission at highest altitude

Chinese scientists have recently completed a seed-collection mission on Mount Qomolangma, according to the Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, a comprehensive national database for the collection and preservation of wildlife germplasm resources in China. Mount Qomolangma. The team successfully collected seeds of several plants such as crucihimalaya himalaica and saussurea gnaphalodes at a height of [...]

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 [...]

China’s ecological conservation and restoration efforts are paying off

Watch the video to enjoy the stunning sceneries of these fabulous places China's unremitting ecological conservation and restoration efforts have been rewarded with pristine waters and lush mountains.  Jiuzhaigou, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southwest China's Sichuan Province, has risen from the rubble after years of eco-based restoration following a magnitude-7.0 quake in August [...]

World’s Oldest Artwork Uncovered in Tibet

Dr David Dian Zhang’s team at South China’s Guangzhou University finally published their findings in the journal Science Bulletin two weeks ago, and the paper has since generated headlines around the world. The geologist and his team had hiked up to a fossilized hot spring around 80 kilometres northwest of Lhasa, where a villager said [...]

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 [...]

Endangered leopards and tigers roam far eastern wilderness following historic China–Russia agreement on transnational park

Leopards and tigers are roaming in the far eastern wilderness again thanks to an historic China–Russia collaboration, paving the way for a transnational park In 2001, Jilin province established the Hunchun National Nature Reserve, a sliver of protected land running along the border with Russia and south to the small spit of Chinese territory that borders [...]

How has afforestation transformed China?

In commemoration of China’s greening progress By Kelvin Kwok May 16, 2021. Originally posted in K in the Clouds blog; Shared on 17 May 2021 to Xi Jinping: China's Exceptional President group on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/688430344583422/posts/4066311076795315 ) It takes more than "HOW DARE YOU" to restore and preserve nature. It is not just a childhood, [...]

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 [...]

Power cuts fuel China’s energy mix change

The shortage of electricity in China at present is mainly caused by three factors. The industrial demand for electricity is increasing fast. The price of coal has soared. And local governments are trying to fulfill their emissions cut quotas. By the end of September, the price of thermal coal had increased about twofold compared with [...]

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 revival of rare species in China: back to prosperity

This October, the People's Republic of China (PRC) will celebrate its 72nd founding anniversary. From 1949 to 2021, China has seen rapid development not only in economy and technology but also in ecological restoration. Many rare species were successfully saved from the threat of extinction. Dubbed "China's National Treasure," the giant panda is one of [...]

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 [...]

Start of China’s global environmental journey: 1972 Stockholm Conference

The Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, in June 1972, was the first major United Nations event featuring the People’s Republic of China. It helped shaped the country’s understanding of environmental issues ever since. Next month, China is set to host a major UN environmental conference, after a delay of more than a year due [...]

Springer Nature: Beijing tops first in Nature Index 2021 Science Cities

Editor's note: During the 2021 Zhongguancun Forum, which is held in Beijing from September 24 to 28, 2021, CGTN spoke to China President of Springer Nature Niels Peter Thomas to discuss how Chinese scientific research has become more pronounced on the world stage over  the past two decades. Springer Nature is a leading research, educational and [...]

Tides of Change II: China’s efforts in offshore wind power crucial for carbon neutrality

Daishan No.4 Wind Farm in in Zhoushan City, east China's Zhejiang Province. /China General Nuclear Power Corporation Among China's arduous efforts to honor its commitment to peaking carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2060, developing offshore wind power, one of the key technologies to meet the goals, is of great [...]