Recent Articles

  • 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 […]