Preserving Lhasa’s history (part one)
The Qinghai-Tibet railway brought a wave of travellers to Lhasa. But many found a city threatened by irresponsible tourism and breakneck urbanisation, says Liu Jianqiang in the first of two reports.
Warming will cost trillions, says report
Failure to take action to combat climate change will cause environmental catastrophe and cost the global economy US$20 trillion a year by the end of the century, the pressure group Friends of the Earth says today.
Ammonia leak in central China poisons more than 200 residents
Two hundred and thirty people have been sent to hospital after a gas leak at a chemical plant in central China’s Hubei province on Thursday, reported China News, citing local news reports.
Preserving Lhasa’s history (part two)
Lhasa is developing fast, but the city’s architecture and traditions are at risk. In the concluding segment of a two-part article, Liu Jianqiang reports on the residents trying to conserve this unique urban environment.
Recycling tycoon is first woman to top list of China's richest people
Zhang Yin, the 49-year-old founder of Nine Dragons Paper, which buys scrap paper from the United States for use in China, shot from 36th to pole position in the annual China Rich List compiled by Hurun Report, the luxury publishing and events group, making her the first woman ever to top the Rich List.
More than 950 children in northwest China suffer lead poisoning
More than 950 children in northwest China were stricken with lead poisoning by an unregulated smelting plant which was shut down and then re-opened, state press said on Monday.
US$100 million fund for clean energy in developing countries
The European Commission last week said it would dedicate US$100 million to help developing countries adopt energy-efficient technologies and make more use of renewable energy to combat air pollution and climate change.