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  • Failed swamp conversion project saves rare cranes in China

    Failed swamp conversion project saves rare cranes in China

    A failed program to convert swathes of north China's swampland into farms in the 1970s has proved a boon for one of the country's faltering bird species. Vast expanses of wetlands in the Xinqing ...

  • Shark fin sales, prices plunge in China

    Shark fin sales, prices plunge in China

    Shark fin, a staple at official banquets in China and normally a hot commodity during the traditional peak season surrounding the Mid-Autumn Festival, is disappearing from plates after a government ...

  • The shared eco-paradise of Russia and China

    The shared eco-paradise of Russia and China

    In the winter of 2012 on the Sino-Russian border, the Wusuli River was covered with thick ice when a female brown bear with two cubs strolled across the river and into China seeking food.This is just ...

  • Beijing to step up air quality control for APEC: report

    Beijing to step up air quality control for APEC: report

    China will strengthen air pollution control in its capital Beijing during the APEC senior officials' meeting this month through stricter emergency actions in the event of a pollution warning, ...

  • Professor urges school to move away from Formosa naptha cracker

    Professor urges school to move away from Formosa naptha cracker

    An elementary school located close to naptha crackers in western Taiwan should be relocated as children there are at higher risk of cancer, National Taiwan University public health professor Chan ...

  • Rare snow leopard cubs born at Xining zoo

    Rare snow leopard cubs born at Xining zoo

    A zoo on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau has successfully bred a pair of snow leopard cubs, it announced on Wednesday.The twins were born on June 14 in the Wildlife Park of Xining, capital of northwest ...

  • Full moon may outshine Perseid meteor shower

    Full moon may outshine Perseid meteor shower

    Sky watchers in Taiwan awaiting the Perseid meteor shower in the early hours Wednesday are likely to be disappointed by another astrological phenomenon: a full moon lighting up the night sky.One of ...

  • Zhejiang muddies the waters with river cleanup scheme

    Zhejiang muddies the waters with river cleanup scheme

    Eastern China's Zhejiang province is gearing up to clean up its rivers after remarks by President Xi Jinping and several high-ranking officials that mayors are to swim in their cities' rivers to ...

  • Yangtze River feeds drought-hit water diversion project

    Yangtze River feeds drought-hit water diversion project

    Water from China's longest river, the Yangtze, was routed to the drought-struck Hanjiang River on Friday to supply China's ambitious south-north water diversion project.The Hanjiang, the Yangtze's ...

  • New land crab species found in southern Taiwan

    New land crab species found in southern Taiwan

    A new species of land crab has been discovered in Pingtung county, a researcher at Taiwan's National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium said Wednesday, adding that the species — neosarmatium ...

Who's Who

  • Zhao Kezhi (趙克志)

    Zhao Kezhi (趙克志)

    Zhao Kezhi is the governor of Guizhou province Born: 1953Birthplace: Laixi city, Shandong provinceCountry of Citizenship: ChinaProfession: ...