Category Archives: Environment

Why didn’t the gov’t build this village a road?


Over the past few days, I’ve mentioned the village on the cliff several times, but haven’t yet discussed one of the biggest questions I had on my mind during my time there, Why didn’t the gov’t build this village a … Continue reading

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“We can’t accept the fact that the trees will disappear” – the intangible costs of development


One of the first things that a person notices when they arrive in Nanjing, is that unlike other Chinese cities, many of the main streets are lined with mature trees. Some of these trees were planted over 60 years ago, … Continue reading

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Bringing water to the thirsty north – China’s South-North Water Transfer Project


As we saw yesterday, China’s water problem urgently needs solutions. As is often the case in China, the Party has pushed forward a single massive project as their favorite option. This project is known as the “South-North Water Diversion Project,” … Continue reading

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