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Chinese cancer victim in polluted Shaoxing

Image | 2013-03-04 at 4:30

Cao Yungen from Sanjiang village is 62 years old and was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009. The nearby East China Sea is reported as being polluted with persistent toxic chemicals, the major source of which is industrial discharge. The situation...

A life spent on the water

Image | 2013-02-18 at 3:00

Hu Zhenlai has lived on the water all her life. At the end of the ‘80s, she moved with her family from the Hongze Lake in Jiangsu province to catch fish on the Yangtze river. Now her son has followed his father’s footsteps and became a fisherman.

A migrant worker's cottage in Shaoxing

Image | 2012-12-31 at 3:30

Migrant workers live in farmer's cottages within the Binhai Industrial Zone. They pay about 200 RMB per month rent for each room. The area specialises in textile and dyeing and suffers ongoing pollution associated with the textile manufacturing...

Chinese worker mixing dye in Shaoxing

Image | 2012-12-24 at 2:30

A worker mixes dye in a factory in the Binhai Industrial Zone. He only wears a simplified gas mask. Shaoxing County, in Zhejiang Province, is reported to have more than 9,000 textile mills and 30% of China's dyeing and printing capacity. The...

Levi's have gone forth to Detox

Image | 2012-12-17 at 2:00

View through a stencil used to write the word "Detox" on the window of a Levi's store in central Taipei. The activists demanded that Levi's eliminate the use of all hazardous chemicals throughout its supply chain. Last week the fashion brand...

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