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Environment

08.12.2014

China Grows An Interest in Organic Foods

Michael Zhao

Late last month, news broke that a major Chinese supplier of American fast food brands was peddling meat that violated food safety standards.How do such scandals affect the way people in China feed themselves and their families? Chang...

Environment

07.23.2014

Moving a Mountain, of Trash

chinadialogue

On July 1, tough new standards for pollution from waste incinerators came into effect. The move is an attempt to end the conflict between communities across China and the nearby rubbish-burning plants they believe threaten their health and...

Environment

07.17.2014

The Legacy of Hunan’s Polluted Soils

chinadialogue

This is the second of a special three-part series of investigations jointly run by chinadialogue and Yale Environment 360 with the support of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Environment

07.17.2014

China Faces Long Battle to Clean Polluted Soil

chinadialogue

This is the third of a special three-part series of investigations jointly run by chinadialogue and Yale Environment 360 with the support of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. You can also read parts one and two.

Caixin Media

07.15.2014

Silencing a Health Reformer’s Voice

Caixin

Dr. Liao Xinbo is struggling to square his enormous popularity and thirst for healthcare reform with a recent demotion that, in his words, marked the culmination of his frustrated work life.Liao served as Deputy Director of the Guangdong...

Photo Gallery

07.12.2014

Soccer on the Silk Road

Zhang Xinmin

As the World Cup draws to a close, we present a photo essay by Chinese photographer Zhang Xinmin exploring the game of soccer along the Silk Road in Xinjiang, where it has a special place in Uighur education and culture. China’s forays...

Environment

07.03.2014

The Victims of China’s Soil Pollution Crisis

chinadialogue

This is the first of a special three-part series of investigations jointly run by chinadialogue and Yale Environment 360, with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. You can also read parts two and three.

Caixin Media

06.18.2014

China’s Retiring Migrant Workers Have No Place to Call Home

Caixin

A generation of Chinese people from rural areas who moved to the big cities to find work is reaching retirement age, but many are finding they have been left outside the country’s urban pension system despite extensive reforms in recent ...

Books

05.22.2014

Age of Ambition

Evan Osnos

From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy—or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation. What we...

Caixin Media

05.13.2014

China Comes to Grips with Poisons Underfoot

Caixin

Pollution that is easily perceptible in China’s rivers and urban air has gotten a lot of attention in recent years. Now a less obvious environmental concern with equally serious repercussions—soil contamination—is getting the attention it...

Environment

04.16.2014

Ten Steps to Cleaner Air in China’s Cities

chinadialogue

Earlier this year, former San Francisco planning advisor Eugene Leong looked at the legacy of air pollution in San Francisco. Here he draws out ten key policy lessons for China’s leadership. Recognize PM2.5 pollution as a complex problem...

Environment

04.10.2014

With Dietary Shift, China Facing Health Crisis

chinadialogue

Tom Levitt: What are the dietary changes going on in China today? Barry Popkin: There are three or four big changes taking place. Firstly, people in China are purchasing more and more of their food from retailers, be they convenience...

Environment

04.03.2014

China’s Air Pollution Reporting is Misleading

chinadialogue

China’s air pollution is being reported in a misleading way, blocking public understanding and enabling official inaction. Outdoor air pollution in China causes an estimated 1.2 million premature deaths and 25 million healthy years of life...

Reports

04.01.2014

Distribution of Metals in Soils From Uncultivated Land, Soils From Rice Fields and in Rice Grown in the Area of an Industrial Complex With Metal Smelting and Processing Facilities in Hunan Province, China

Contamination of soil with a number of toxic metals, including cadmium and lead, is known to be an existing problem for many parts of Hunan province, China. High levels of these metals have also been reported for rice grown in many parts...

Caixin Media

03.04.2014

Henan Villagers Seek Justice in Hepatitis C Scandal

Caixin

Villagers from a county in the central province of Henan say they are still seeking justice almost two years after a doctor admitted reusing syringes and nearly 1,000 people were found to have hepatitis C. The scandal, which has received...

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