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Chinese support forthcoming ivory ban

An overwhelmingly number of surveyed Chinese consumers said they would support an ivory ban, and comes ahead of the government's ban on the ivory trade at the end of the year, a report said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 14:43:39

China's hi-tech toilets hailed as eco-friendly boost to tourism and nation's image

Facial recognition software that curbs toilet paper theft in Beijing, vacuum toilets in Hebei Province that flush without water, and even a 3D-printed public toilet block in Jiangsu Province; these are some of the smart and technology-driven measures that are being used in almost every aspect of China's campaign to improve its public washrooms.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/11 18:33:40

Chinese firm to build world's largest floating photovoltaic power plant

The China Three Gorges Corporation has invested 1 billion yuan ($151 million) to build the world's biggest floating solar power plant in East China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/11 15:23:39

Beijing removes 14,000 signs to declutter urban environment

About 14,000 signs have been removed from rooftops to create a "better urban public space environment" in Beijing, the city management authority said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/8 15:14:28

China turns space debris into in-orbit Internet of Things

Chinese scientists have turned the final stage of a launch rocket, which is discarded in space after sending a satellite into orbit, into a smart application platform by fitting it with intelligent chips.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/8 15:13:52

China to add yellow-breasted bunting to endangered list

China will add yellow-breasted bunting to its the wild animal protection list "soon," an official said Thursday after media reported plummeting numbers in the last decade.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/7 20:53:40

China's first domestically developed smart ship showcases navigation excellence

The Great Intelligence docked in Shanghai Tuesday signaling a new era for global and Chinese intelligent navigation systems, state media reported Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/6 21:08:40

Saihanba afforestation community bags UN's top environmental award

China's Saihanba afforestation community on Tuesday scooped a prestigious UN environmental award for its outstanding contribution to restoration of degraded landscapes, amid national efforts to advance ecological protection.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/6 19:43:40

Panda found in critical condition in Sichuan forest

A female panda remains in critical condition three days after it was spotted in a forest in Southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/3 22:58:39

Less than 60% of hazardous solid waste safely disposed in China

Only less than 60 percent of hazardous solid waste can be safely disposed of in China, and there is a need for rapid implementation of new laws to deal with the issue, environmentalists and lawmakers said.
Source: Global Times - Xinhua | 2017/11/28 23:13:39

China earmarks 7.5 billion dollars for environment protection

China has set aside 49.7 billion yuan (about 7.5 billion US dollars) for supporting environmental protection this year, an official said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 8:12:34

Arctic wolf cubs from Serbia settled in north China

Five Arctic wolf cubs from Serbia arrived at a park in north China's Heilongjiang Province on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 14:23:16

Tibet hydropower station to improve region's energy supply, people's lives: experts

The construction of the Suwalong hydropower station in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region aims to improve the region's energy supply and people's lives, said experts, adding that neighboring countries such as India should not overreact to the project.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/22 22:28:40

Ming Dynasty Great Wall restoration work halted in Shaanxi

A district government in Yulin, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province has ordered restoration work at a key site of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall halted after receiving reports from residents that the work has violated regulations and damaged the ancient site.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/22 21:53:39

Chinese Internet firms to share intelligence with govt on illegal wildlife trade

China's Internet giants formed an alliance on Wednesday and promised to share intelligence with government on the illegal wildlife trade on their platforms to combat increasing wildlife cyber crime.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/22 20:38:39

Beijing and nearby areas report more "good air" days

Beijing and surrounding areas reported good air quality on more days in October thanks to strengthened efforts to reduce emissions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 8:17:26

China ready to deliver promises in full: top climate envoy

China's special representative on climate change affairs, Xie Zhenhua, pledged that China will deliver its promises in full, and will continue contributing "Chinese wisdom" and "Chinese proposals" to the global fight against climate change, while addressing a high-level meeting of UN climate talks held in Bonn on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/17 9:01:03

1,140 officials held accountable over environmental damages

China has held 1,140 officials of eight provincial-level regions accountable for environmental damages, following investigation by central inspectors in the summer of 2016, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/16 16:13:27