Archive for the ‘China Environmental News Roundup’ Category

2 April 2012

China To Reduce Dioxin Pollution From Pulp And Paper Industry With GEF Grant
Asian Scientist Magazine

China proposes environment protection projects with Japan in E. China Sea
Mainichi Daily News

1 April 2012

Conoco pays Chinese fishermen for oil spill-report

Cnooc, ConocoPhillips Agree On CNY345 Million Compensation For Chinese Fishermen
Fox Business

30 March 2012

Sri Lankan conservationists battle national park highway
The Guardian

US and China Joust for Influence in Myanmar
New York Times

Mainstream Renewable Looks to China as West Lends Less

Two Sides to Labor in China
New York Times

29 March 2012

China to flood nature reserve with latest Yangtze dam

Apple suppliers’ conditions in China still touchy
San Francisco Chronicle

28 March 2012

Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with next Chinese leader
Los Angeles Times

Japan Urges Cooperation, Dialogue With China on Rare Earths

27 March 2012

China Beats US With Power From Coal Processing Trapping Carbon

China’s Surprising US Buying Spree


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25 March 2012

Mike Daisey and Empathy

23 March 2012

China National Nuclear in Talks With Areva to Buy Uranium Stakes

22 March 2012

China’s foreign policy is playing catch-up with its new status
The Guardian

China to Restrict Coal Demand, Output to 3.9 Billion Tons

China may miss new target to cut coal output growth

21 March 2012

Aldonas on US-China Trade Ties, Bo Xilai (Correct)
Washington Post (Video)

EU mulls ‘green lawsuits’ against China

20 March 2012

US govt sets new tariffs on China solar panels
Associated Press

U.S. Sets Duties of as Much as 4.73% on China Solar-Gear Imports

US to impose tariff on Chinese solar panels in victory for domestic makers
The Guardian

19 March 2012

If the Durban Platform Opened a Window, Will India and China Close It?
Huffington Post (blog)

Pollution the big barrier to freer trade in rare earths

Winds of change blow through China as spending on renewable energy soars
The Guardian

18 March 2012

China’s challenges: political change, pollution and protest
The Guardian

Change is coming to China – but will Beijing lead a social revolution?
The Guardian

China angers the world as battle for rare earth metals escalates

Chinese move to their eco-city of the future

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20 February 2012

China’s promise of easier living herds Tibetan nomads into jobless penury
Sydney Morning Herald

EU asks airlines emissions fee opponents for alternatives

19 February 2012

Weatherwatch: Dirty glaciers melt faster than clean glaciers
The Guardian

18 February 2012

Apple Factories in China Open Doors amid Concerns About Worker Conditions

17 February 2012

China Raises Resources Tax on Iron, Tin, Molybdenum Production

Guizhentang, Company Linked To Bear Bile Extraction, Blasted By Chinese Critics
Huffington Post

16 February 2012

China Holds Key to Climate Change
The Diplomat

15 February 2012

Emerging economies slam Canada over Kyoto withdrawal
Montreal Gazette

Worsening air pollution costs China dearly: study

14 February 2012

EU Airline Carbon Tax Hurts Climate Change Fight, Claims China …
The Huffington Post

Why Electric Cars Are More Polluting than Gas Guzzlers — at Least in China

EU airline charge hurts climate fight-China, India

Apple Says Fair Labor Association Began Foxconn Inspection

13 February 2012

Chinese Electric Car Pollution More Harmful to Humans Than Gas Cars
U.S. News & World Report

EU Vows to Keep Airline-Emission Levies as China-India Opposition Mounts

12 February 2012

Aviation industry warns of trade war over EU carbon tax

Chemical Waste Dumping, a Cottage Industry in China
The Epoch Times

11 February 2012

Calgary may have to wait several years for giant pandas
Calgary Herald

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10 February 2012

China’s strategic change on climate has wider aim
The Australian

9 February 2012

High demand for sea turtles in China sends poachers toward Philippines
Public Radio International PRI

Apple Hit With 250000 Signatures Protesting Labor Conditions in China

More enviro-tech sectors added to China’s ‘encouraged’ list
Environmental Finance

Beijing to cut air pollution by 15 percent by 2015

8 February 2012

Mixed messages
National Post

The Himalayas and nearby peaks have lost no ice in past 10 years, study shows
The Guardian

7 February 2012

Reports: China environmental crises, costs rising
Boston.com (AP)

China spends $50 billion a year on renewable energy
The Citizen Daily

China’s Booming Paper Industry Bad for the Environment
The Epoch Times

6 February 2012

China bars its airlines from paying EU carbon tax
Associated Press

China escalates trade war with EU by banning airlines from paying carbon taxes on flights
Daily Mail

EU Rebuffs China’s Challenge to Airline Emission System
New York Times

Pollution takes heavy toll on China

5 February 2012

Malaysia plant threatens China grip on rare earths

4 February 2012

Chinese environment official fired after toxic river spill

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My colleague, Yanmei Lin, has completed the third edition of the Environmental Law Newsletter (环境司法电子通讯第三期草稿). This edition, available only in Chinese, examines civil liability for polluters as it pertains to chromium pollution and does so in the context of the pending case of  Friends of Nature v. Luliang Chemical Company - a potentially groundbreaking case brought in Yunnan Province. Yanmei introduces and compares the Friends of Nature case to a US case from 2003 involving chromium slag, Interfaith Community Org. v. Honeywell International. Updates on China environmental courts and hot topics in China’s environmental law field are also covered. You can download a copy of the newsletter here and the full contents are translated below.

Special Case Study

Analysis of civil liability in chromium residue cases

  • Friends of Nature v. Luliang Chemical Company, Luliang Peace Tech Company, Chromium Slag Pollution
  • Interfaith Community Org. v. Honeywell International
Environmental Court Updates
  • Summary of domestic environmental protection tribunals and organization
  • Summary table of international environmental courts
Hot Topics
  • Review of major events in 2011
  • Top ten US environmental law events of 2011
  • Updated list of public interest environmental cases in China

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3 February 2012

Chinese Lawyer Barred From Meeting With Merkel
ABC News

2 February 2012

China quietly shelves new diesel emission standards
The Guardian

Eight Questions: Tim Wright on China’s Blood-Stained Coal
Wall Street Journal (blog)

Op-Ed: China — an environmental nightmare for the world

Li Keqiang and Green Growth
The Diplomat

1 February 2012

China’s disregard for the environment shows no sign of improving

31 January 2012

China’s largest freshwater lake dries up
The Guardian

China mulls tough emissions rules for cement makers -media

China rare earths safe from WTO ruling on export curbs

China detains seven over river pollution scandal

China hits potholes on road to green autos
Edmonton Journal

China Loses WTO Appeal on Raw-Material Exports
Wall Street Journal

30 January 2012

US, China and the Rest – Is the Global Order Really Changing?
Huffington Post UK

China to pilot emissions trading system
FutureGov Magazine

Cadmium spill threatens water supplies of major Chinese city
The Guardian

China’s Game-Changing Water Policies
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Fireworks And Air Pollution Linked In Beijing Lunar New Year Celebration
Huffington Post Canada

27 January 2012

China cadmium spill threatens drinking water for millions

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11 December 2011

UN climate seals landmark deal
The Statesman

China demand drives global mining surge
Sky News Australia

China, India Pledge Pollution Cuts in Climate Pact

China defends 2008 Games’ environmental legacy
New Zealand Herald

10 December 2011

Charting the course

Grenada to get Chinese assistance in Climate change | GOV.gd
Grenada Government Press Release

Marlboro coal firm kindles $350M venture with China
Boston Herald

9 December 2011

FOCUS: China’s coal crush clouds climate change plan
Utility Products (Kyodo News)

Climate Change Trends: Carbon Emissions Giants

Activists criticize Chinese damming projects at UN climate change conference
Bikya Masr

China’s capital plans higher fuel standards next yr

8 December 2011

Reading China’s Climate Change Tea Leaves
Center For American Progress

SCIAF praises First Minister on climate change speech in China
Scottish Catholic Observer

China’s Pollution Data Shrouded in Official Fog
Fox News

Bill Gates Teams With China on New Nuclear Reactor
Voice of America

Chinese Solar Industry Fueled By Unsustainable Debt, Analysts Say
Wall Street Journal (blog)

7 December 2011

At Climate Talks, a Familiar Standoff Emerges Between the US and China
New York Times

In red China, Walmart leading a green revolution
Public Radio International PRI

China’s pollution, a toxic issue
BBC News

Power Plants with Environmental Protection Devices will Benefit from the Denitration Electricity Tariff
Power Engineering Magazine

China: Freedom of information and the environment · Article 19
ARTICLE 19: defending freedom of expression and information

6 December 2011

“Big Three” polluters oppose binding climate deal

Australia, New Zealand Say No Kyoto Without Larger Climate Deal

Anger Grows Over Beijing’s Air Pollution
New York Times

China Considers “Green Tax” For Textile Industry’s Biggest Polluters

5 December 2011

China Climate Plan Makes ‘Excited Buzz’ at Durban as U.S. Lags: UN Envoy

UN climate talks look to China for deal options
BBC News

Authorities cancel flights as haze shrouds Beijing

Will Coke get blamed for endangering Chinese consumers?
MSN Money

Rice as a source of arsenic exposure

4 December 2011

China pushes for post 2020 legally-binding climate deal
The Australian

China ‘Deeply Concerned’ US Solar Ruling Underscores ‘Inclination To Trade Protectionism’
Huffington Post

China’s consumers emit more than US for the first time
New Scientist

Bamboo Charcoal: A Green Biofuel For Africa?
Asian Scientist Magazine

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