English Stories from the Chinese Press June 8 – 14
Food, Water, and Soil
Across China: Protecting Yangtze River at source XINING, June 14 (Xinhua) The Chinese government has been controlling herding, downsizing industrial production, and remodeling towns in an effort to protect the source of the Yangtze River on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
China's Hanma biosphere reserve added to UNESCO network PARIS, June 9 (Xinhua) Hanma biosphere reserve of China has been added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO , the UN agency said Tuesday in a statement.
Law and Regulation
China releases draft environment tax law BEIJING, June 10 (Xinhua) The State Council, China's cabinet, on Tuesday released a draft law on environment tax for public opinion, which proposes levying tax on air- and water- borne pollutants, solid waste and noise.
China promises better environmental protection
BEIJING, June 9 (Xinhua) The Chinese government will take "more forceful" measures in the next five years to protect the environment and promote green development, Environment Minister Chen Jining said on Tuesday.
UNEP chief optimistic about China's environment BEIJING, June 10 (Xinhua) UN Under-Secretary General Achim Steiner said on Wednesday that China is poised for greener growth and a better environment.
BEIJING, June 10 (Xinhua) United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) wants closer cooperation with Xinhua News Agency on social media to promote environmental protection, its executive director said on Wednesday.
Technology and Resources
Chinese solar company bucks trend offering favorable working environment CHICAGO, June 12 (Xinhua) As protests in the United States continue over low wages and poor working conditions, Wanxiang, a Chinese solar company, is bucking the trend by providing a friendly working environment for workers.
Sustainable transport essential to new global goals, low-carbon economy: UN advisory panel UNITED NATIONS, June 11 (Xinhua) A high-level advisory group, established by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, agreed on Thursday to take measures that could accelerate a shift toward safer, healthier, more effective, efficient and sustainable transport systems.
Rare tree toad seen in northwest China XI'AN, June 10 (Xinhua) A rare Tsinling Tree Toad, a species unique to China, was spotted in Shaanxi Province, northwest China, authorities said on Wednesday.