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Region outraged at Fukushima water plan

Regional countries have been outraged by Japan's potential move to discharge Fukushima contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean, which intensified over the weekend after a report saying that the 1 million ton of radioactive water could damage human DNA.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/26 21:03:40

Vitality of Chinese economy to provide opportunities for Pacific island countries in post-pandemic era: Chinese Ambassador to Solomon Islands

China and Solomon Islands have built diplomatic relations for one year. The two sides have carried out exchanges and cooperation in various fields and achieved fruitful outcomes. The Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Solomon Islands held an opening ceremony on September 21, launching a new chapter in the relations between the two countries. At the same time, the development of the bilateral relationship has received pressure from both inside and outside Solomon Islands. Recently, the Global Times (GT) reporter Shan Jie interviewed Li Ming (Li), Chinese Ambassador to Solomon Islands, to talk about his observations and feelings in promoting China-Solomon Islands relations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/13 18:02:01

Rare snow leopards spotted in NW China's Qilian Mountains

Two rare snow leopards have been spotted in the eastern end of Qilian Mountains in Qinghai Province for the first time, indicating a wider distribution area of the protected animal, reported the Xinhua News on Wednesday. A snow leopard research team of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said one of its infrared cameras captured footage of two snow leopards playing in a national park in the east end of the Qilian Mountains on September 4, which the team leader said is “of great significance.” Lian Xinming, associate researcher of the Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology at CAS, said the discovery extends the distribution area of snow leopards to the easternmost edge of the Qilian Mountains.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/8 18:57:31

China's carbon neutrality goal to advance global schedule by 5-10 years

China has vowed to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060, a huge challenge and responsibility for the world's largest developing country to commit to as part of global society to lead green development, and the bold target may advance the schedule for global carbon neutrality by 5-10 years, environmental experts said Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/27 22:03:40

Environment ministers, agencies stress multilateralism, cooperation on biodiversity conservation amid COVID-19 pandemic

China's minister of environment and ecology called on the world to work together to mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use during an online round table conference on biodiversity, on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/25 18:54:23

Beijing mulls punishments for destruction of ecological preservation zone by area

Beijing plans to establish punishments for the destruction of ecological conservation zones by area, with a maximum penalty of 5,000 yuan ($733) per square meter, which experts said is a strict and practical regulation that could set an example and be promoted in more parts of China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/25 1:16:48

Beijing zoo steps up measures against uncivilized behaviors

Beijing zoo has adopted a smart monitoring system along with other measures to detect uncivilized behaviors, after a video of tourists feeding grass to wolves at the zoo drew a backlash on the internet. Those with severe violations will be added to a blacklist, Beijing News reported on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 16:48:40

Researchers date when ancient birds, feathered dinosaurs began to molt

When did ancient birds and feathered dinosaurs start to molt, and how? Researchers from China and Israel have jointly unveiled the mystery.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 10:58:16

Infographic: Tibet Autonomous Region sees substantial development owing to favorable policies, national aid

From September 1 to 9, 1965, the First Session of the First People's Congress of Tibet was held. At this session, Tibet Autonomous Region was founded after almost a decade of preparation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/8 19:18:40

Domestic anti-virus vaccine on public view for 1st time

Chinese people's confidence in domestic COVID-19 vaccines has grown higher as two Chinese companies presented their candidate vaccines at this year's China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing over the weekend, which demonstrates the country's leading position in pharmaceutical research against the deadly pandemic and would also help promote domestic COVID-19 vaccines in the international market, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/6 23:38:40

Endangered monkeys retrieve paradise in China's karst village

In the city of Chongzuo, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, limestone peaks jut up from lush sugarcane fields, where the farmers love to keep an eye for white-headed langurs, one of the rarest primates on Earth.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/2 9:25:33

China seeks to manage supply of horseshoe crab's indispensable blood in race to develop COVID-19 vaccines

Declining number of horseshoe crabs - the alien-looking marine creature with blue blood containing ancient immunity properties that are an essential to develop a COVID-19 vaccine - has scientist, pharmaceutical companies, NGOs and local governments worried.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/28 3:18:40

China's largest salt lake reports increased endangered gazelles

The national nature reserve of Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland saltwater lake in northwest Qinghai Province, has seen an increased population of Przewalski's gazelles (Procapra przewalskii), the reserve's administration said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/26 13:46:48

Xinjiang to become afforested from 2021

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region plans to plant some 5 million mu (about 333,000 hectares) of trees in the next five years as part of a national afforestation campaign.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/23 15:30:51

Three Gorges Dam to face historic flood peak

The Three Gorges Reservoir is set to receive the largest flood peak since it was built in 2003, but experts noted that despite extreme weather conditions, China is better-prepared to minimize the impact of any natural disaster.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/19 19:21:41

The largest species of Asianopodus footprints found in Xinjiang

The largest species of Asianopodus footprints has been discovered by a research team of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in the Junggar Basin located in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Scientists say that the large three-toed footprints are a new species.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/7 21:35:42

China saw air quality improve in 2019 while rising ozone pollution causes concerns: annual report

China has seen its major cities' air quality improve in 2019 with the country's efforts to beat the air pollution in the past years, according to an annual report on the country's environment condition on Tuesday. In response to the concerns over ozone density increase, senior officials in the environment authority noted the harm of ozone to humans can be prevented and controlled.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 22:02:10

China's ecology invaded by more than 660 alien species: report

China has found more than 660 alien species, of which 71 have threatened or could threaten the natural ecologic system. Those species have been included in a list, according to an environment report.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 13:43:40