English Stories from the Chinese Press May 11th – 17th
Food, Water, and Soil
Local Government plans to improve sea area environment in China’s Qinhuangdao – May 16th – Pictures
By Yang Meiping | May 15, 2015, Friday
THE Shanghai government said it will invest more than 13.8 billion yuan (US$2.2 billion) over the next three years to create a national demonstration zone for modern agriculture.
Apple announces new environmental initiatives in China
Source: Xinhua | May 11, 2015, Monday
Apple Inc. is partnering with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to protect one million acres of working forest in China, the high-tech giant announced Monday.
Law and Regulation
NGOs take quarry owners to court
Source: Xinhua | May 16, 2015, Saturday
A CHINESE court has been hearing an environmental damage lawsuit filed by two NGOs against a quarry, the first of its kind under China’s new environmental law
Court hearing China's landmark NGO environmental lawsuit BEIJING, May 15 (Xinhua) A Chinese court has begun hearing a lawsuit filed by green organizations against a quarry for environmental damage in a landmark case empowered by China's strengthened environmental law.
UNEP, UNECE sign deal to strengthen partnership on green economy, sustainable development GENEVA, May 11 (Xinhua) The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday to reinforce their collaboration on environmental protection, supporting the shift to a green economy, and promoting sustainable development.
Technology and Resources
By Xu Wei | May 16, 2015, Saturday
Over recent years, annual sales of the (DAYING Town)’s fur and leather products have exceeded 20 billion yuan (US$3.22 billion), including over US$700 million from export sales..
Looking back thousands of years to create politics for the future
By Wan Lixin | May 15, 2015, Friday
In this gilded age of globalization, we are also reminded of the exploitation of labor and the environment beyond national boundaries. OPINION.
City’s parks tormented by ‘nature vandals’
By Hu Min | May 13, 2015, Wednesday
SHANGHAI Chenshan Botanical Garden is enhancing park patrols and adding volunteer monitors to address a growing problem of nature vandalism.
Cook gets ‘likes’ for environmental projects
By Zhu Shenshen | May 12, 2015, Tuesday
“Hello, China! Happy to be back in Beijing, announcing innovative new environmental programs,” was Cook’s first post in both English and Chinese