China news digest

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National carbon market expansion may be delayed to 2023

The expansion of China’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) beyond power generation will be delayed to 2023 at the earliest, according to a report in financial news outlet Caijing

Wheat farmers attacked for ‘compromising China’s food security’

In early May, numerous short videos appeared on social media showing Chinese farmers cutting immature wheat and selling it to animal husbandry companies for silage – an animal fodder made...

Top carmaker embroiled in pollution scandal

BYD, China’s most valuable carmaker, is facing allegations this week of pollution coming from spray paint at one of its largest factories in Changsha, Hunan province.

Illegal mining in national forest park exposed

Government inspectors have exposed large-scale iron mining operations within the boundaries of the Huanggangliang National Forest Park, which have been taking place since the 1990s.

Debate on desert-conversion technology heats up

A novel approach to transforming desert into farmland has been the subject of heated debate between scientists over the past week

Top leaders give momentum to infrastructure building

China’s top economic decision-making body gave a strong push to the building of a “modernised infrastructure system” that encompasses smart grids, hydrological webs and broadband networks

First quarter growth in coal production and renewable generation

First quarter (Q1) economic data, released on Monday 18 April by the National Bureau of Statistics, paints a complex picture of China‘s economy

More lenient treatment for illicit trade in captive-bred wildlife

China’s supreme court has released a document on criminal cases involving wild land and aquatic animals and their products

National Green Development Fund begins investing

China’s first national-level green investment fund has begun making its first batch of investments

China’s emissions expected to peak in 2027 – state think tank

China’s carbon emissions could peak three years before the government’s current target of 2030, according to a major report