A fisherman in Hebei province in central China has had his environmental litigation claim against two steel companies and the local authorities that allegedly allowed them to pollute accepted by a high court in Hebei, reports Caixin Global. Feng Jun claims that the steel plants set up on the banks of the Baoqiu River in […]Read more "Hebei Environmental Litigation Test Case"
At first glance, there does not appear to be anything remarkable about Qingyun County in Shandong Province on the east coast of China. Nor, in fact, does there appear to be anything particularly remarkable at second glance; but look a little harder, and you’ll find that this seemingly nondescript county – famous for seedless red […]Read more "China: Will environmental public interest litigation begin to take root?"
(Translated from the Chinese) According to Dr. Li Juan of Beijing University, the upper reaches of the Langcang River are home to the greatest continuous habitat of the snow leopard in all of China. This area covers parts of both Qinghai and Tibet, and the crisscrossing mountains and marshy grasslands provide the best environment to […]Read more "The Snow Leopards of Zhaxilawu Temple"
The wild Tibetan yak (野牦牛) was once widespread across the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau, with an historical range stretching from northern India and Nepal, and throughout the Chinese provinces of Gansu, Sichuan, Qinghai and Xinjiang. It was even found in Kazakhstan, Mongolia and parts of southern Russia until the 18th century, though any real trace of it […]Read more "Tibet: the wild yak"
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 […]Read more "Xinjiang: Glacier tourism banned"