China news digest

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Poyang Lake’s dry season arrives earlier than ever

The critical migratory bird habitat has entered its seasonal dry period at the earliest date since records began in 1951

Chinese green bonds required to use 100% of funds for green purposes

The Green Bond Standards Committee released the China Green Bond Principles to unify China's green bond market on 29 July

Annual Blue Book highlights increasing climate impacts on China

The latest Blue Book assessment provides an alarming overview of wide-ranging climate impacts from sea level rise to melting glaciers

Yangtze sturgeon extinct in the wild

The IUCN has declared extinct the Chinese paddlefish and Yangtze sturgeon in its latest update to the Red List of Threatened Species

Severe pollution in seaside city inspires creative protest

A public phone booth on a busy Beijing street became a “hotline” for pollution victims in Huludao to share their sufferings with total strangers

Acute heat stroke exposes lack of coordination between weather and health authorities

Heat stroke dominated headlines this week as health workers across China fell unconscious in their Covid-testing PPE suits

Carbon peaking plan for urbanisation released

The central government has released a carbon peaking and neutrality blueprint for China’s urbanisation and rural development

China’s steel capital to turn itself into a hydrogen hub

Tangshan, a city that produced 13% of China’s steel and 6% of the world’s output in 2021, announced on 29 June that it intends to turn itself into a hydrogen production hub for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region

Shanghai to trial personal carbon accounts

China is trying to tap the emissions reduction potential of personal consumption, and package such reductions as a class of carbon asset to be incorporated into the country’s growing carbon market

Making Beijing a low-carbon ‘capital of biodiversity’

A meeting of Beijing Communist Party representatives has laid out focus areas for China’s capital to become a low-carbon city and “capital of biodiversity”