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Cash-strapped cities in China greenlight toxic land for development despite...

Press release | 2019-04-17 at 9:30

Beijing, 23 April 2019 - Chinese cities transfer polluted land sites on quick turnarounds that imperil proper clean-up and treatment, as many municipal governments depend on transfer fees for revenue, and in all made 104.9 billion RMB ($15.6...

With poor oversight, China’s industrial parks no match for illegal wastewater dumping

Press release | 2019-03-21 at 9:00

Beijing, 21 May 2019 - With rampant illegal dumping, 18 out of 20 state-investigated Chinese provinces suffer from a severe lack of oversight in the industrial parks that were set up to tighten up wastewater management, which undercuts nationwide...

Greenpeace survey reveals impact of climate change on glaciers in China

Press release | 2018-11-20 at 10:12

Beijing, 20 November, 2018 -- The rate of glacier melt at key sites in western China has increased dramatically in recent decades, new research from Greenpeace East Asia shows. Satellite data shows rapid glacier retreat at locations in Qinghai,...

Glacial lake in western China bursts, annual average temperatures in area up 2 to 3...

Press release | 2018-08-15 at 11:35

Beijing, 15 August, 2018 - A glacial lake in Xinjiang, China burst in the early morning of August 10, releasing 35 million m³ of floodwater into the Yarkant River Basin. [1] Xinhua has reported evacuations in the nearby area. [2] The frequency of...

Taiwanese seafood giant linked to human rights violations - Greenpeace

Press release | 2018-05-24 at 10:00

Taipei, 24 May 2018 - New evidence released today links human rights abuses to Taiwan’s international fishing fleet, including major seafood trader Fong Chun Formosa Fishery Company (FCF). This has serious implications for its global supply...

Taipei City Marathon pledges “green” for its first ever sustainable event

Press release | 2018-05-11 at 14:43

Taipei, Taiwan, 11 May 2018 - In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Taipei City Government and Greenpeace East Asia, this year’s Taipei City Marathon has committed to reducing single-use plastic, the first large-scale environmental...

PM2.5 in Beijing down 54%, but nationwide air quality improvements slow as coal use...

Press release | 2018-01-11 at 10:00

Beijing, 11 January, 2018 -- Levels of toxic PM2.5 in Beijing, Tianjin and 26 surrounding cities declined 33.1% year on year in the fourth quarter of 2017, new analysis from Greenpeace East Asia shows. However, average PM2.5 concentration fell...

As Huawei seeks to enter US market, climate commitment sorely lacking - Greenpeace

Press release | 2018-01-09 at 14:51

Beijing, 9 January 2018 - With Huawei expected to announce the US launch of its flagship model, the Mate 10 Pro Phone, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, Greenpeace calls attention to the company's poor climate record.

Oil tanker carrying 1 million barrels of oil on fire off China coast - Greenpeace...

Press release | 2018-01-08 at 15:49

Beijing, 8 January 2018 - In response to the collision of the Sanchi oil tanker and the cargo ship CF Crystal in the East China Sea on Sunday, Greenpeace expresses concern about the safety of the 32 missing crew members.

China’s ban on imports of 24 types of waste is a wake up call to the world - Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-12-29 at 14:02

Beijing, 29 December 2017 - China’s upcoming ban on the import of 24 types of waste will send a wake up call to waste exporting countries and increase pressure to find more sustainable ways to dispose of and recycle waste, as well as tackle the...

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