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Rainbow Warrior reminds China: to get clean is glorious

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-26 1 comment

Pictured above is the third incarnation of our beloved vessel the Rainbow Warrior. She had her first public action today, at the building site of the RWE/Essent coal plant, soon to be the largest in the Netherlands. The plant is under...

Papau New Guinea locals protest at logging ship bound for China

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-24

Greenpeace was on the ground for what local customary landowners are terming ' the biggest land grab in Papau New Guinea history '. Residents from Pomio villages in East New Britain province gathered to protest near a site where logs...

Coal + Ice: Photo exhibit links coal mining to glacier ice melt

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-18

Photo by Geng Yunsheng, From series, Zhenxiong, YiLeung and Zhaotong, Yunnan Province, 1995, 2001 – 2005. Image courtesy of Geng Yunsheng. Showing at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing, "Coal + Ice" is a moving...

HK's star student leader now Greenpeace activist in the Arctic

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-17

In 2000, Gloria Chang was the petite figure defiantly holding up her loudspeaker, inspiring her fellow students to stand up against much more powerful forces. Back then she made a considerable name for herself as the president of the...

The effect of Steve Jobs on the lives of impoverished workers in China

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-14

In the week that has passed since Steve Jobs' passing, much has been said about his legacy. The outpouring has ranged from near religious idolatry, to more sober reminders of some of Apple's serious flaws. Like the rest of the world...

Korea's Nuclear Energy Olympiad for students goes ahead, despite Fukushima just next door

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-11

There may have been a fairly recent nuclear reactor disaster just across the ocean, but there was no stopping South Korea's 2011 International Nuclear Energy Olympiad , a competition challenging students to design a plan for gaining...

Real-time apps, twitters tracking air quality levels in your Chinese city

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-10 5 comments

With the rise of China's middle class comes a demand for improved quality of life. So its little wonder air pollution is an ongoing 'hot topic' in Mainland China and Hong Kong, and with it how exactly the government is monitoring air...

Confucius was a greenie too

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-10-09

Recently our Greenpeace Taiwan campaigners were in Beijing and we decided to head to the Confucius Temple near Andingmen. In a display looking at the much revered philosopher 's life and beliefs we spotted the following: This...

How China is bringing meaning to the words 'hope' and 'change'

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-09-29

Hope was a word that in 2008 really resonated with the American public. Along with the word  change , they resonated so strongly that the two accompanied a certain American president hopeful right into office. But in the end a word is...

From Chinese Young Pioneer to Greenpeace activist: the story of Tom Wang

Blog entry by Tom Wang | 2011-09-27 3 comments

My name is Tom Wang. Tom is my English name. I gave it to myself when I was learning English from my British teacher. She couldn't pronounce my Chinese name, Xiaojun. Xiaojun means "a soldier born at dawn". Most people in China can...

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