(August 17, 2007) Probe International Fellow Dai Qing, one of 40 prominent Chinese activists and writers, called on Chinese and world leaders last week asking them to respect human rights in the lead up to the Beijing 2008 Olympics on the eve of the one-year countdown to the Games.
(August 2, 2007) An article by Science Times reporter Yi Yongyong based on a recent talk by Chinese environmentalist Wang Jian takes us through some of the water supply problems facing Beijing. Starting from the city’s pre-PRC history and moving through the half-century since, he brings us up to the present situation and speculates on the future. He focuses on two of the largest reservoirs that have until recently been among Beijing’s primary sources.
(July 19, 2007) SUEZ Environment, one of the world’s largest water and waste treatment service providers, plans to pour 100 million euros a year into China over the next five years to capitalize on the country’s soaring water and waste treatment business.
(January 17, 2007) The small hamlet of Shangba is a tiny jumbled collection of houses sitting in the lush green paddy fields and hills of southern China. It sounds idyllic, but many of the locals are dying after drinking polluted water.
A voice in the wilderness is forcing China to heed growing international concerns over the environment
(July 13, 2007) Ma Jun has emerged as the powerful voice of China’s budding green movement.
(June 22, 2007) After putting two highly polluting projects on hold as a result of public pressure, the top environmental watchdog yesterday said it would seek to establish a proper mechanism to allow for its further participation in environmental governance.
(June 22, 2007) China will improve strategic environmental assessment procedures in key regions and industries after the suspension of a controversial paraxylene (PX) projec in Xiamen, according to the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA).
(June 8, 2007) China’s State Environmental Protection Administration has hit out at local authorities in Beijing over their approval of a controversial waste-treatment plant near a populated residential area, two days after a rare protest by hundreds of residents in the city centre.
(June 6, 2007) Yixing city prosecutors in east China’s Jiangsu Province have charged Wu Lihong, who was once nominated as one of China’s top ten environmentalists, with blackmail, sources with the local people’s procuratorate said Wednesday.
(June 2, 2007) A team of water pollution experts have succeeded in dispelling the unpleasant odor from the water supply of east China’s Wuxi city, but authorities say the water is still not safe to drink.
(June 2007) GWI China editor Kathy Liu suggests that the French company may be making some powerful enemies as it continues its drive to be the leading player in the country’s water market.
(May 14, 2007) Water is the new gold – for investors at least.
(May 10, 2007) Pan Yue, vice-minister of the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), has called for the introduction of a new regulation that would require an environmental impact assessment to be carried out prior to the commencement of any major construction project.
(May 8, 2007) China will invest 29.65 billion yuan (US$3.85 billion) this year to reinforce dams and improve rural drinking water quality, Chinese media reported on Monday.
(May 6, 2007) China closed down a total of 3,176 polluting enterprises amid a campaign in which 720,000 companies have been checked for their pollution discharges last year, according to the country’s top environment watchdog.