Xinjiang: Glacier tourism banned

The province of Xinjiang – full name Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region – that borders Kyrgyzstan in the far western reaches of China, is one of the country’s more geographically extreme provinces, befitting of its translated name of “new frontier.” The cities of Karakoram and Urumqi were important stops on the Silk Road, and they have […]

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China: 50% decline in animals since 1970

The sun is setting on countless species of animals in China, with the WWF’s ‘Living Planet Report – China 2015’ detailing a 50% decline in animal populations since the 1970s. According to data collected from 1,385 different animal populations comprising birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles, populations of terrestrial invertebrates have decreased by 49.7%, and amphibians […]

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Desert

The Han river, which flows through Shaanxi and Hubei provinces, is a tributary of the Yangtze, meeting the great river as it flows through the city of Wuhan in eastern China. Though the river that it feeds is of a far larger size, the Han is nonetheless an important feature in the both the history […]

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