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WHO to probe coronavirus origin in China

Coronavirus

An advance team from the World Health Organisation (WHO) has left for China to organise an investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus which sparked the global pandemic, a spokeswoman said on Friday, July 10, 2020. Coronavirus The virus is believed to have emerged in a wholesale market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late 2019, since then ...

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China excludes clean coal projects from list eligible for green bonds

Xi Jinping

China has excluded “clean coal” from a list of projects eligible for green bonds, according to long-awaited new draft guidelines published by the central bank on Friday, May 29, 2020. Chinese President, Xi Jinping The new catalogue of eligible projects replaces the previous one published in 2015, and will be open to public consultation until June 12, the People’s Bank ...

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China to draft food security plan amid global coronavirus epidemic

Li Keqiang

China will draft and carry out, in 2020, a response plan for ensuring food security amid the global coronavirus pandemic, the country’s state planner said on Friday, May 22, 2020. China’s Premier, Li Keqiang Beijing will also draw up a new national medium-to-long-term plan in the New Year to secure food supplies, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said ...

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South Africa to investigate allegations of illegal wildlife trade with China

Barbara Creecy

South Africa says it will investigate allegations made in a recent report that its indigenes are trading thousands of wild endangered animals illegally with China. South African Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy The allegations were made in a report produced by EMS Foundation and Ban Animal Trading (BAT) titled: “Breaking Point: Uncovering South Africa’s Shameful Live Wildlife Trade with ...

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China has questions to answer over coronavirus outbreak, says UK

Boris Johnson

Britain said on Monday, May 4, 2020 that China had questions to answer over the information it shared about the novel coronavirus outbreak, but refused to comment on reports that a U.S.-led intelligence consortium had accused Beijing of a cover-up. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali The U.S. has scaled up its rhetoric over Chinese culpability ...

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Kubuqi: Chinese solution to desertification control lauded

Kubuqi model

The sixth Kubuqi International Desert Forum was held from Saturday, July 29 to Sunday, July 30, 2017 in the Kubuqi Desert in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, northern China. Participating guests from other countries visited Kubuqi and witnessed the successful practices of Kubuqi’s desertification control. The forum, it was gathered, offered them better understanding of the Kubuqi Model. They believe that the Kubuqi ...

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Images: China plans ‘forest city’

Forest City

China is planning a new “forest city” that will be covered in one million plants and 40,000 trees. Work is expected to be complete on Liuzhou Forest City, located in the southern mountain area of Guangxi, by 2020. It is hoped that the extra plant-life will absorb almost 10,000 tonnes of CO2 and 57 tonnes of pollutants annually and well ...

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China launches five ‘green finance’ pilot zones

Guangzhou Guangdong province

China has launched five pilot zones to promote “green finance” and help pay for a war on pollution that is expected to cost at least ¥3 trillion ($440 billion) a year, according to notices published by the central bank on Monday, June 26, 2017. The five zones will be set up in the provinces of Guangdong, Guizhou, Jiangxi and Zhejiang, as ...

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Part of world’s longest cross-desert highway opens

China Desert Highway

Part of the world’s longest cross-desert highway is set to open at the end of June 2017, with the rest of the road scheduled to open in 2019. The road links the Chinese capital Beijing to the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Stretching 2,540 kilometres, the highway passes through six regions and provinces. The landmark highway, which cost 37 billion yuan ...

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China unveils largest floating solar plant

The floating solar power plant

China has announced that the largest floating photovoltaic (PV) facility on earth has finally been completed and connected to the local power grid. Long reviled for its carbon emission record, this appears to be the Chinese government’s latest achievement in its ongoing effort to lead the world in renewable energy adoption. Located in the city of Huainan in the Anhui province, the 40-megawatt ...

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