Chinese Used Solar Panels Transforming Africa

June 25, 2024 CEN_net 0

Despite over a decade of efforts by the US to hinder China’s photovoltaic industry, China’s PV sector has emerged strong, leading the world. China stands at the forefront of the global photovoltaic (PV) industry, boasting remarkable achievements in both production and innovation. With a staggering production share of over 90% for polysilicon and 98% for solar wafers, China dominates the supply chain, shaping the landscape of renewable energy worldwide. The […]

China restoring underwater “grasslands”

June 25, 2024 CEN_net 0

Chinese researchers dedicated to restoring underwater “grassland” Carrying an oxygen tank and wearing a diving suit, Zhang Peidong, a professor from the Ocean University of China (OUC), dived into a sea area off the city of Weihai in east China’s Shandong Province, to take samples from the seabed and bring them back for testing. “I’ve been diving for 16 years but I’m still excited every time I dive down as […]

Zimbabwe to boost wildlife cooperation with China

June 25, 2024 CEN_net 0

Zimbabwe is keen to enhance cooperation with China to boost wildlife conservation and unlock the potential of its wildlife economy, a senior government official has said. John Paradza, Zimbabwe’s deputy minister of environment, climate and wildlife, said in a recent written interview with Xinhua that Zimbabwe is endowed with rich biodiversity that offers vast opportunities for Zimbabwe-China cooperation. “We can have more environmentally friendly investors who can partner with us […]

World’s first 18MW offshore wind turbine installed in China’s Guangdong

June 25, 2024 CEN_net 0

An 18-megawatt semi-direct drive offshore wind turbine was successfully installed in a coastal test base in the city of Shantou, south China’s Guangdong province Wednesday. It is the world’s largest installed offshore wind turbine, according to its developer, Dongfang Electric Corporation. The rotor diameter of the wind turbine is 260 meters, and the swept area is more than 53,000 square meters, which is equivalent to the size of 7.4 standard […]

Restoring China’s vanishing oyster reefs

June 14, 2024 CEN_net 0

China has begun protecting and re-establishing its oyster reefs, one of the world’s most endangered marine habitats, but challenges remain. Naturally formed oyster reefs face a precarious existence, with around 85% of them having disappeared globally. China is no exception, and while the country has established special protected areas and rolled out restoration efforts for these reefs, results to date have been limited. Human factors, including overfishing, pollution and pollution-induced […]

What’s behind China’s shift to environmental diplomacy?

June 13, 2024 CEN_net 0

CHINA’S infrastructure investments across the Global South are well documented. Less well known, however, is China’s turn to environmental diplomacy. Amid rising geopolitical tensions and hard-power politics, China is also leveraging soft power. This shift is marked by environment- and development-focused initiatives, such as the BRI Green Development Coalition in 2017 and the Global Development Initiative in 2021. Both align with President Xi Jinping’s intention to “build a global ecological […]

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China’s biodiversity fund for developing nations

May 29, 2024 CEN_com 0

Cover photo: UN Environment Program Executive Director Inger Andersen and China’s Minister for Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu Kunming Biodiversity Fund launched in Beijing. A China-initiated fund aimed at supporting biodiversity conservation in developing countries was launched in Beijing on Tuesday, which is expected to “make a significant contribution” to helping these countries conserve and reverse their biodiversity loss. Witnessed by officials from China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment and […]


Chinese scientists detect unreported carcinogenic pollutants

May 29, 2024 CEN_com 0

Chinese scientists use AI to detect unreported carcinogenic chemical pollution. Potentially carcinogenic chemicals are prevalent worldwide and going unreported, according to Chinese scientists who identified unknown “forever chemicals” in the environment with the help of machine learning. The non-biodegradable “forever chemicals” – named for their persistence in the environment – became widely used around the world in all kinds of products – including non-stick pans, food packaging, and waterproof and […]

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Xi-Putin on Environment, BRI and BRICS

May 27, 2024 CEN_com 0

Joint statement between the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation on deepening their comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era. At the invitation of President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation conducted a state visit to the People’s Republic of China from May 16 to 17, 2024. The presidents of China and Russia signed a joint statement […]