English Stories from the Chinese Press June 15th – 21st
It’s back to gray for Beijing’s skies June 16, 2015, Tuesday After a week of blue skies, a more familiar gray haze greeted Beijing commuters yesterday.
Food, Water, and Land
China stresses efforts to fight desertification BEIJING, June 16 (Xinhua) China's State Forestry Administration (SFA) has pledged to fight desertification as the country faces a tough battle against encroaching sands.
China to complete land reclamation of construction on some Nansha Islands soon BEIJING, June 16 (Xinhua) The land reclamation project of China's construction on some stationed islands and reefs of the Nansha Islands, as planned, will be completed in the upcoming days, according to relevant Chinese competent departments.
From herdsmen to saving the environment June 15, 2015, Monday The government has been controlling herding, downsizing industrial production, and remodeling towns in an ongoing program to protect the source of the Yangtze River on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Law and Regulation
China investigates over 2,100 officials for environment-related crimes BEIJING, June 16 (Xinhua) China's procuratorial agencies have investigated or prosecuted more than 2,163 officials for environment-related crimes over the past 16 months, authorities announced on Tuesday.
Interview: Pollution from Ukraine's fuel depot fire poses risks to environment, human health: ecologist KIEV, June 17 (Xinhua) The massive fire that had been raging for almost nine days at a fuel depot outside the Ukrainian capital could badly affect the environment and human health through breaking environmental balance and reducing air quality, a Ukrainian ecologist warned here Wednesday
Heeding our citizens’ calls for a clean economy June 15, 2015, Monday For years, the debate around environmental action in the United States and Europe was characterized by a focus on abstract principles and by political infighting.
Technology and Resources
Across China: Backwater province to build China's big data hub GUIYANG, June 19 (Xinhua) Guizhou in southwest China is looking to the big data industry to invigorate its economy.
Education and regulation needed to curb public’s appetite for processed foods June 18, 2015, Thursday OPINION To what extent should governments regulate or tax addictive behavior? This question has long framed public debate about alcohol, tobacco, gambling, and other goods and services in many countries worldwide.