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Future of rice hangs in the balance as Chinese Biosafety Committee meets

Press release | 2005-06-21 at 8:00

The Chinese Biosafety Committee is meeting in Beijing this week to discuss the possible approval of genetically engineered (GE) rice, amid growing national and international turmoil over the illegal spread of untested GE rice from field trials in...

Greenpeace asks Hewlett Packard to mark their 20th anniversary in China with phase...

Press release | 2005-06-20 at 8:00

Greenpeace volunteers today delivered a “special present” and an open letter to Mr. Mark Hurd, the new HP International CEO, urging HP to commit to a complete toxics phase-out as soon as possible. Mr. Hurd was in China for the first time to...

Illegal GE rice contamination spreads to major Chinese city

Press release | 2005-06-13 at 8:00

Greenpeace has discovered illegal genetically engineered (GE) rice in Guangzhou, the largest city in Southern China, raising fears that the untested GE rice is spreading out of control and has entered the food chain in major Chinese cities.

Hong Kong as a Free Port of Hazardous E-waste

Press release | 2005-05-25 at 8:00

Greenpeace presented 6 chicken coops of electronic waste (e-waste) to the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau, implying the uncontrolled flow of e-waste in Hong Kong.

Illegal logging continues in China and Asia Pulp and Paper is held responsible

Press release | 2005-05-25 at 8:00

Greenpeace today published "The Investigative Report into Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) in South China's Hainan Province (1)," and condemned the company for logging natural forests. Greenpeace has identified a raw material shortfall for the newly...

Greenpeace pulls plug on dirty electronics

Press release | 2005-05-23 at 8:00

Greenpeace called on dirty electronic companies to clean up their act today. At 10 am this morning, Greenpeace China shamed the dirty companies attending the Electronic expo in Beijing, by unveiling a 2.7 metre high statue shaped as a wave, built...

China's new agreement to impact global GM crop trade

Press release | 2005-05-19 at 8:00

China's announcement today that it would ratify the Cartegena Biosafety Protocol [i] is likely to have long-term impacts on global agricultural trade, Greenpeace said today.

CLP project in Thailand slammed by Greenpeace at Asian Development Bank meeting

Press release | 2005-05-05 at 8:00

Greenpeace today released a report at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) AGM showing the massive disparity between financial support for coal and Renewable Energy. The report singled out CLP's BLCP coal plant project in Rayong Province, Thailand...

The True Cost of Coal

Press release | 2005-04-28 at 8:00

Shareholders in the billion dollar China Light and Power (CLP) company were today confronted with the real cost of burning fossil fuels. Greenpeace activists and people from communities suffering the devastating impacts from coal fired power...

Greenpeace halts coal plant project owned by China Light and Power

Press release | 2005-04-21 at 8:00

Greenpeace today disrupted the construction of the internationally-funded BLCP coal power plant and demanded that the project be stopped immediately. Activists from Thailand, Philippines and Germany occupied the main crane of the coal power plant...

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