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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Seized Underwater Drone Raises Tension between U.S., China

The Chinese seizure of a U.S. underwater drone in waters near The Philippines is raising international concern as well as highlighting the growing strategic and tactical significance of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). According to a statement from Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook, “Using appropriate government-to-government channels, the Department of Defense has called upon China to immediately

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Investing in Nature Can Help China Solve Water Pollution Challenges

Beijing—The Nature Conservancy (TNC) released the China Urban Water Blueprint showing nature can be key to improving water quality for more than 150 million people. The report analyzes the state of water sources tapped by China’s 30 largest and fastest growing cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Wuhan and found that 73 percent of these watersheds face

Monday, March 21st, 2016

China’s Forest Recovery Shows Hope for Mitigating Global Climate Change

China’s sweeping program to restore forests across the country is working. The vast destruction of China’s forests, leveled after decades of logging, floods and conversion to farmland, has become a story of recovery, according to the first independent verification published in today’s Science Advances by Michigan State University (MSU) researchers. “It is encouraging that China’s

Monday, September 8th, 2014

China Launches Yaogan-21 Remote Sensing Satellite

China successfully launched the Yaogan-21 remote sensing satellite into preset orbit at 11:22 a.m. on Monday Beijing Time (0322 GMT) from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. The carrier rocket, a Long March-4B, is also carrying the Tiantuo-2 satellite, designed and built by the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT).

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Optech to Present on Airborne Terrain and Bathymetry Sensors at OI China 2014

Optech is pleased to announce that it will attend the Oceanology International China 2014 conference in Shanghai on September 3 – 5, where Dr. Joong Yong Park will discuss coastal mapping trends and how new advanced data fusion techniques using data from a high-power green lidar and a hyperspectral sensor are providing unprecedented coastal environment

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

China Builds a Nationwide Network of Groundwater Monitoring Wells

China plans to build more than 10,000 underground water monitoring wells nationwide within the coming three years to detect groundwater pollution in a timely manner, the country’s land watchdog said on Tuesday. Groundwater pollution has been severe in China with the quality of about 60 percent of the country’s groundwater tested last year judged only

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

China to Launch Earth Observation Satellite for Venezuela

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has signed an agreement with Venezuela for in-orbit delivery of a second remote sensing satellite for the country, the company said on Tuesday. China sent a remote sensing satellite, the “VRSS-1,” into space from northwest China’s Gobi desert for Venezuela in 2012. Read More

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

China’s Beidou System Gets a Commercial Partner in Alibaba

Many reports in the Chinese media have indicated that Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce site that is on an investment spree, will team with State-owned China North Industries Group to promote the commercial uses of the Beidou navigation system. The investment has been reported at 1 billion yuan ($160 million) according to Dazhihui News Agency.

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

China Announces Aggressive Action to Cut HFCs

China announced an aggressive target for reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by the equivalent of 0.28 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2015.  The State Council released the HFC target to the public on 26 May 2014.  It appeared on 15 May 2014 in the 2014-2015 Energy Conservation, Emissions Reduction and Low Carbon Development Action Plan.

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Global Centre for Ecosystem Management Established by UNEP and China

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have established a new global centre on ecosystem management in Beijing, which is aimed at promoting ecosystem management in developing countries. UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and Professor Chunli Bai, the President of CAS signed an agreement to establish the International

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