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An early Chinese New Year "gift"

Image | 2014-01-13 at 3:00

We are calling upon the government department to implement a new and crucial chemicals regulation policy in order to combat the toxic pollution of China's waterways. Violation of environmental standards, often by extending discharge pipes into...

A Chinese worker in a toxic industry

Image | 2014-01-06 at 3:30

A Chinese worker sews part of a jacket at a clothing factory located in Shishi city of Fujian Province. Greenpeace launched a study to investigate the hazardous and toxic residues in children's clothing. Clothing from Zhili Town of Huzhou City in...

A toxic industry threatens China's children

Image | 2013-12-23 at 6:00 1 comment

At a garment factory, a worker shakes each piece of newly dyed fabric to ensure it hasn't bled through the other side. In 2013, Greenpeace launched a study to investigate the hazardous and toxic residues in children’s clothing. Clothing from...

Detox protest at Nike store in Hong Kong

Image | 2013-11-11 at 6:00

Greenpeace East Asia activists hold a 'clean run' at a Nike store in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. The activists unfurl a banner reading ”Don’t Run Dirty, Run Clean”, referring to Nike's position as a Greenwasher on the Detox Catwalk, assessing clothing...

Would you fish in this river?

Image | 2013-05-20 at 6:00 2 comments

View from Qiantangjiang Dam. Many villagers use this part of the river for fishing and have little choice but to bear the pollution. The pollution is caused by wastewater from the nearby textile industry in Hangzhou, China. Dongying Wei and...

The village activist going up against China's polluters

Image | 2013-04-01 at 3:00

Dongying Wei witnesses pollution from a chemical plant. Dongying Wei and her husband Guantong Shao have been investigating environmental pollution for over a decade. They have reported their findings to the government officials and more than one...

A woman grieves for her departed husband

Image | 2013-03-11 at 6:27

Su Yunxia mourns for her recently departed husband and father of their baby boy. The father Zhang Qiaoliang, 25 years old, died of throat cancer just before the birth of his child. The cluster of paper and chemical factories about 15km upstream...

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