English Stories from the Chinese Press June 22nd – 28th
Food, Water, and Land
China, U.S. make "fantastic progress" on ocean cooperation: U.S. official WASHINGTON, June 24 (Xinhua) China and the United States have made "really fantastic progress" during the bilateral ocean meeting, a U.S.official said here on Wednesday.
China eyes foreign cooperation for deep-sea studies SHANGHAI, June 24 (Xinhua) China will work with British and American universities to research life in the deepest depths of the sea with the help of a manned submersible the country is developing to dive up to 11,000 meters under water.
Countries take steps toward int'l accord to protect marine bio-diversity UNITED NATIONS, June 22 (Xinhua) UN member states have agreed to develop a legally binding instrument to conserve and sustainably use marine biological resources, UN officials said Monday.
China Focus: Mountainous province aims to become "The Oriental Switzerland" GUIYANG, June 28 (Xinhua) Officials in southwest China's Guizhou Province are strengthening environmental cooperation with Switzerland in the hope that the province can become an oriental version of the European country.
Int'l eco forum opens, seeks to enhance environmental protection GUIYANG, June 27 (Xinhua) - A forum on ecological development opened in southwest China's Guizhou Province on Saturday.
Dutch court orders gov't to further limit greenhouse gas emissions THE HAGUE, June 24 (Xinhua) The Dutch State must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent in the year 2020, compared to those in 1990, the Hague District Court ruled on Wednesday.
Action on climate change could save tens of thousands of American lives annually: White House WASHINGTON, June 22 (Xinhua) Global action on climate change could save tens of thousands of American lives and hundreds of billions of dollars annually in the United States by the end of this century, a report released by the White House said Monday.
Law and Regulation
Xinhua Insight: AIIB the green investment bank? GUIYANG, June 28 (Xinhua) At an eco forum in southwest China, one important player is drawing much attention from environment organizations, researchers and business people, despite being absent.
China mulling “green finance” to tackle environmental blues GUIYANG, June 27 (Xinhua) China is considering conducting green reform to the financial system, a central bank official said Saturday.