The World Health Organization investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic did not provide answers but it did reveal a very concerning habit on the part of modern scientific research: a […]
Chinese writer and PEN America honoree marks one year in detention
“At every turn, the government has chosen to double-down on repression, rather than to permit Xu [Zhiyong] and [partner] Li [Qiaochu] the basic human right to express themselves freely.” PEN America calls […]
India disaster highlights pressure on Asia’s great rivers
A glacial burst that triggered a deadly flash flood in the Indian Himalayas focuses fears on the impacts of “bumper-to-bumper” dam building in seismically active regions and China’s dam operations in neighbouring […]
China environmental groups slam plan to dam key lake on Yangtze river
Free Birds oppose the return of a project aimed at regulating the water flows of Poyang Lake, considered one of China’s vital “kidneys”.
China coal output highest since 2015 – despite ‘green’ pledges
Green activist groups often praise China for its enlightened policy. But as long-time China watcher Patricia Adams explained last month in a report for the Global Warming Policy Foundation, they are merely President Xi’s […]
Where are the environmental critics of China?
When it comes to climate change, China talks about reducing emissions but keeps building coal plants. So why are environmental groups so soft on China?
It’s only a matter of time before China detains U.S. executives
For anyone who thinks the People’s Republic of China wouldn’t jeopardize a lucrative business environment, think again. Think: Hong Kong.
China’s green NGO climate propaganda enablers
Climate change is a national security threat – but not in the way the national security elite assumes.
How America’s ‘useful idiots’ allow China to ignore environmental and human rights reform
Increased prosperity does not necessarily lead to greater freedom of expression and assembly, innovation and improved human rights. Are environmental groups in the West the last to catch onto this? A new […]
Patricia Adams: Western greens are China’s useful idiots
Environmentalists have become the highest-profile cheerleaders for the CCP, helping divert attention from the regime’s worrisome pursuits.
Western environmentalists are the Chinese Communists’ useful idiots
Western environmentalists are the useful idiots of the Chinese Communist Party, says a report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation.
The Red and the Green: China’s useful idiots
Western environmentalists eager to promote their cause turn a blind eye to China’s aggression. A new report by Probe International’s Patricia Adams says China is playing western green groups. Save the world? […]
China bars imprisoned activist’s access to lawyers, hiding potential mistreatment
Held incommunicado since February, writer and activist Xu Zhiyong will receive PEN America’s 2020 PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award.
Hot green air
In September, President Xi Jinping stunned and dazzled during a speech to the United Nations General Assembly when he pledged carbon emissions in China would peak before 2030 and the country would […]
China’s Three Gorges Dam is one of the largest ever created. Was it worth it?
The Three Gorges Dam was designed to tame China’s longest river. But this summer’s record rains reveal its limited ability to control floods.