• Greenpeace reaction to the State Council investigation report on the Tianjin Blasts
    Greenpeace reaction to the State Council investigation report on the Tianjin Blasts
    by Greenpeace East Asia February 6, 2016

    Beijing, February 6, 2016 - Following the release of the official Tianjin blast investigation report, Greenpeace urges the government to systematically review and reform the chemicals management system in China.

  • Sustainable Farmer in Guizhou, China. © Liya Ma / Greenpeace
    ChinaChem to takeover Syngenta – Greenpeace statement
    by Greenpeace East Asia February 4, 2016

    Beijing, 4 February 2016 - On the announcement of ChemChina to takeover the pesticide and seed company Syngenta, Philippe Schenkel, Ecological Farming Campaigner at Greenpeace Switzerland, said:

  • Suspected Illegal Construction of Coal Chemical Plants in northwest China
    Suspected Illegal Construction of Coal Chemical Plants in northwest China
    by Greenpeace East Asia January 26, 2016

    Greenpeace, Beijing 14 Sept 2015 – A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has revealed evidence that 15% of all modern coal chemical projects currently under construction, or 8 out of 53,…

  • Greenpeace: China saw average PM2.5 levels fall by 10% in 2015, but 80% of cities still fail to meet national air quality standards
    Greenpeace: China saw average PM2.5 levels fall by 10% in 2015, but 80% of cities still fail to meet national air quality standards
    by Greenpeace East Asia January 20, 2016

    Beijing, 20 January 2016 - Greenpeace East Asia’s 2015 annual city rankings show that average PM2.5 concentration in 189 cities around China fell by 10% compared to 2014 levels. However,…

  • Illegal GE Corn Cultivation Investigation in Northeast China. © Ma Longlong / Greenpeace
    Greenpeace sampling finds 93% of corn grown in China’s ‘breadbasket’ province of illegal GE strain.
    by Greenpeace East Asia January 6, 2016

    Beijing, 6 January, 2016 – A Greenpeace East Asia investigation into corn production in Liaoning Province, one of China’s major breadbaskets, has found that 93% of random field samples and…

  • China declares no new coal mines for next three years – Greenpeace response
    China declares no new coal mines for next three years – Greenpeace response
    by Greenpeace East Asia January 6, 2016

    Beijing, 6 January 2016 - China announced plans recently to halt new coal mine approvals for the next three years, and close 1,000 coal mines as part of its fight…

  • Illegal GE Corn Cultivation Investigation in Northeast China. © Ma Longlong / Greenpeace
    GPEA’s discovery of illegal GE corn in the corn supply chain in north east China
    by Greenpeace East Asia January 6, 2016

    From May to December 2015, Greenpeace East Asia (GPEA) carried out an investigation into corn production in Liaoning province, one of China’s major corn production areas. The investigation discovered that…

  • Recent wave of enforcement could be vanishing vaquita’s saving grace
    Recent wave of enforcement could be vanishing vaquita’s saving grace
    by Alexandra Andersson December 18, 2015

    This month sees three significant actions to tackle Hong Kong’s underground totoaba trade – the force that’s driving vaquitas to extinction

  • “Buy Nothing Day” Street Performance in Hong Kong. © Patrick Cho / Greenpeace
    Greenpeace urges Hong Kong to join ‘Buy Nothing Day’ and stop over-consumption
    by Greenpeace East Asia December 17, 2015

    Hong Kong, 27 November 2015 ¬– Greenpeace marked today’s international Buy Nothing Day by highlighting Hong Kong’s wastefulness: last year the region discarded 110,000 tonnes of textiles, equivalent to about…

  • Greenpeace calls for a ‘2034 Nuclear-free Hong Kong’ emissions reduction plan
    Greenpeace calls for a ‘2034 Nuclear-free Hong Kong’ emissions reduction plan
    by Greenpeace East Asia December 4, 2015

    3 November 2015, Hong Kong-The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) Climate Summit will be held on 30 November in Paris. The UN has pointed out that countries' current emissions…