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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...

Chinese government demand coal companies begin to pay for bad air

Blog entry by Harri Lammi | 2011-09-26

For years Greenpeace has been campaigning for Chinese coal powers to pay the true cost of its environmental and health effects . September 21 of this year saw a step towards that direction as the People's Republic of China's Ministry...

China says "no" to the commercialization of GE rice?

Feature Story | 2011-09-25 at 20:45

The Chinese government may be taking a bold new step by halting the commercialization of GE rice. It's a move that we at Greenpeace would widely welcome as the long-term effects of GE products on human health are still unknown.

We're taking China's pesticide perpetrators Tesco and Lianhua to court

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-09-21 1 comment

Here at Greenpeace we're demanding the major supermarkets completely halt their use of illegal pesticides or at levels exceeding the legal limit , then ban the worst of the worst pesticide use immediately for their fresh and...

Since when did clean-technology get so dirty?

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-09-19 1 comment

There was a whiff of irony in the news that Jinko Solar Holding, a Chinese solar panel parts manufacturer, has been accused of releasing toxins into a local river. Yes, we want clean-technology. Yes, we want it now. But when we say we...

Two protests, one purpose. Save the tuna of the Pacific Ocean.

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-09-13

The Esperanza cut through the deep blue Pacific waters, hot on the heels of a Taiwanese long-liner. As soon as we were in kissing distance Greenpeace activists boarded speedboats and came up alongside the white fishing vessel carrying...

China begins to flex its muscles around Arctic issues

Blog entry by Catherine Fitzpatrick | 2011-09-13

It's that time of year again when Arctic sea-ice gets to its lowest level before building to almost twice its summer level by the middle of winter. At least that's what used to happen. Unfortunately, the Arctic has become the...

Fading Arctic: Greenpeace tests sea ice thickness

Feature Story | 2011-09-13 at 13:04

Hong Kong campaigns manager Gloria Chang recently ended a one week trip on Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise which traversed Norway's Warbah Islands. The expedition included leading independent ice scientists from the University of Cambridge who were...

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