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Mekong Delta Becomes Centre Of Environmental Conspiracy

No amount of idyllic boat trips, bamboo beach huts and floating villages can detract from the fact that Vietnam is facing a huge environmental crisis. A booming population growing at a rate much faster than their infrastructure and economy is causing unknown damages to

Massive permaculture project lifts 2.5 million out of poverty

If you visit the Loess Plateau right now you will find a suitably luscious landscape in the province thought to be the cradle of Chinese civilisation. Agricultural land is rich in produce and animals, tourism levels have significantly increased, and farmers are reaping the rewards of

Finally: list of 80 people with as much money as 1/2 of humanity

Since the “financial repression,” the most powerful people have only gotten more powerful. A 2013 Oxfam report found that 80 people had as much wealth as 1/2 of humanity, and a few months later Forbes said the number had dropped to 67. Many of

China And USA Finally Make An Emissions Deal

US President Barack Obama began by promising to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions 26-28% below 2005 levels by the 2025. Chinese president Xi Jinping took the next small, but important, step of agreeing to stop China’s emissions from growing by 2030 at the latest.

20 Crazy ‘Ways to School’ That You Won’t Believe

It’s not easy for some parents to let their children go to school on their own for the first time. But, in some places the issue has less to do with attachment than  and more to do with safety: in many parts of the

Could New Chinese Research Allow 2,900 km/h Trains?

Dr. Deng Zigang is doing work at the Applied Superconductivity Laboratory of Southwest Jiaotong University, specifically in the testing of the first manned mega thermal superconducting maglev loop in China. The hope is to boost the speed of high-speed commercial trains. Maglev (derived from

See The Human Cost Of Your iPhone… It Will Shock You

We’d like to think slavery is in the past, but this short and to-the-point documentary asks you to consider that the cellphone you’re holding in your hand may have involved something equally terrible: young Chinese workers enduring 15-hour days without holidays or rights. These

China Set To Surpass The US As Top World Economy

The World Bank recently came out with a study predicting that the Chinese economy will surpass the U.S. and becoming the world’s largest economy this year.  The World Bank report looked at 2011 prices, the purchasing power of the Chinese yuan, and various other financial data.  The

Chinese Bystanders Attack Police Following Murder of Street Vendor

There has been yet another display of police brutality in China, followed by the reaction of Chinese citizens taking justice into their own hands.  On April 19th, a group of “chengguan”, China’s publicly despised municipal police/state inspectors, were seen harassing a street vendor in Wenzhou

China 10X Beyond Safe Limits: Out Of Control Pollution

Earlier this year saw reports of China using giant LED screens to broadcast the rising of the sun for it’s citizens who can’t even see the sunrise due to the massive amounts of smog in the air. Last month Chinese officials released a report