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Tree Thieves

Steve Kemper

7th August, 2008

The environmental disaster that put paid to China's intensive logging spawned an illegal trade in timber that risks global erosion. In their rush to feed the dragon, loggers on both sides of the law can't see the trees for the wood, says Steve Kemper more...
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South China’s taste for wildlife

Walter Parham

2nd August, 2008

Consuming endangered wildlife is illegal in China, but it continues on a large scale in the country’s south. Walter Parham reports on a habit that locals just cannot kick – even after the SARS crisis.
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The Unwinking Gaze

Laura Sevier

1st July, 2008

Although the Dalai Lama says he is 80 per cent monk and 20 per cent politician, the focus of this documentary is largely political. more...
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Cancer-supporting nitrites - an all-too-familiar story

Oliver Tickell

9th June, 2008

Research from China suggests that even low levels of nitrites in drinking water can cause cancer. Why is the West ignoring the evidence? asks Oliver Tickell more...
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Manufactured Landscapes

Laura Sevier

1st May, 2008

Ever wondered where computers go when they die? Or what the endless expanse of a Chinese factory floor actually looks like? This film is a meditation on the consumer world more...

Up the Yangtze

Sam Geall

11th April, 2008

A moving cinematic tale of life on Asia’s longest river raises questions about ecology, development and China’s future more...
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Energy leapfrogging in China and India

Joanna Lewis

28th March, 2008

Two firms in the wind power sector illustrate how companies in the developing world can take advantage of increasing access to technological know-how, while staying within the bounds of intellectual property law, says Joanna Lewis. more...
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When bad news is good news

Isabel Hilton

15th February, 2008

There were deaths, pollution and substandard goods, but last year’s slew of negative
publicity may have encouraged China to face up to its responsibilities, says Isabel Hilton
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A Turning Point for China?

Tang Hao

24th January, 2008

The halting of a controversial petrochemical project in south China was a victory for people power, writes China Dialogue's Tang Hao. Now the country should consider the reforms it needs to enshrine public participation in law. more...
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Chinese children suffering more birth defects

News

30th October, 2007

Nearly 40 per cent more Chinese children are being born with birth defects than in 2001, a new report by the World Health Organisation has shown. more...
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Biofuels drive could cause more harm than good

News

8th October, 2007

China has announced a major drive towards the use of biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel - just as another report pours more water on the idea that biofuels will end the energy crisis. more...
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750,000 a year killed by Chinese pollution

News

3rd July, 2007

In a damning cover up the Chinese government has used its involvement in a World Bank report on the environment to conceal results that show around three quarters of a million people in the country die prematurely each year due to pollution. more...

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China building 2 power stations a week

News

20th June, 2007

One of global warming's most famous statistics has now doubled. more...
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Chinese environmental protesters take to the streets

Sam Geall

7th June, 2007

Protests of unprecedented scale have been taking place in China against rapid and deadly environmental destruction. A new youth movement is taking to the streets and demanding change. Sam Geall reports more...
In the News

'We're no role model', says Australian green group

News

27th April, 2007

'Don't make the same mistakes as us,' Australian think-tank the Mineral Policy Institue has warned China more...
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Climate change: a matter of world security

News

17th April, 2007

Climate change has officially become a security issue today, as a debate on its implication for global conflict gets underway at the UN Security Council. more...
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Dead as a dolphin?

Malcolm Tait

1st April, 2007

Another animal’s gone extinct. But this time it’s one of our most beloved creatures – a dolphin. Malcolm Tait reports on a species loss that is more than just another statistic more...
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Taking account of China’s growth

Pan Yue

29th March, 2007

China boasts the fastest growing economy in the world. But how to calculate this development’s impact on natural resources, on public health and the environment? Pan Yue sets out the case for green GDP accounting more...
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Carbon Trading Scam Exposed

news

18th January, 2007

Collusion between UK carbon trading firms and Chinese factories is allowing them to make big profits without any significant reduction in carbon emissions.
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The Stern Review: Editors Comment

Jon Hughes

1st December, 2006

Sir Nicholas Stern was asked to find out what way of averting climate change was economically feasible. A loaded question that has allowed him to find a perverse solution to a fatal problem. more...

Why don't we discuss human population control?

David Nicholson-Lord

22nd September, 2006

David Nicholson-Lord explains why trying to discuss human population growth these days is like placing your head on a stand at a coconut shy more...
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The US work force - one foot in the Third World

Paul Craig Roberts

1st September, 2005

Stuck on a path of long-term economic decline, by 2024 the US will be a has-been country. more...
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Red Road Rising

Yves Engler

1st March, 2005

Can the world survive China’s burgeoning love affair with the automobile? more...
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A thirst for power: China in Tibet

Lynne O’Donnell

1st June, 2004

Since colonising Tibet in 1959, China has ripped out virgin forests, dug up minerals and metals, and dumped nuclear waste with little regard for the fragile ecology of the Tibetan plateau.
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Red Dust Rising

Mark Lynas

1st February, 2004

If you want evidence that global warming is happening, you need only look to China. Unseen by the rest of the world, much of the north of the country is turning into a land of droughts, dust storms and deserted villages. more...

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