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2017/08/19 | Oiwan Lam
Reporter Criticized after River Water Stunt in China
In a highly criticized stunt, a Chinese reporter drinks river water to prove It's clean.
2017/08/04 | DDG
Made in Taiwan: Re-Positioning a Behind the Scenes Business Success Story
With production for top brands like Nike, Adidas, Under Armour and Lululemon, Taiwan already accounts for 70% of the world’s output of functional fabrics, but can the country's textile industry take a bold step forward?
2017/07/27 | Yuan-Ming Chiao
Why China’s Attempts to Curb Air Pollution are Facing Resistance
According to a report by Caixin earlier this month, 33 incidents of industry obstructions occurred in more than half the localities under inspection since April.
2017/07/26 | Shreya Dasgupta
Endangered Green Peafowl on Last Legs in China amid Illegal Mining
Greenpeace East Asia says its has found evidence of illegal mining within the core zone of the Konglong River Nature Reserve in Shuangbai County of Yunnan Province, a key habitat of the endangered green peafowl.
2017/07/22 | John C. Cannon
Asia's Rhino Horn Trade is Thriving
The Elephant Action League sent undercover investigators into Vietnam, China and several other Asian countries to understand the intricate network involved in getting rhino horn from African countries into the hands of Chinese consumers.
2017/07/19 | Saigoneer
Q&A: How Saigon and the Mekong Delta Can Confront Climate Change
'Vietnam could raise more awareness about climate change and risks. There is little awareness among local people and farmers. In a way it's similar to the Netherlands: people are not very interested, it's still a very abstract discourse.'
2017/07/18 | Shannon Lin
PHOTO STORY: Sustainable Grain Cropping and 'Adopting' a Paddy Field on Taiwan's Northeast Coast
A new venture between local farmers and an agricultural company are letting people experience the life of a rice farmer in Yilan county.
2017/07/15 | Wei Zhou
Why Aren’t China’s Beloved ‘Minsu’ Making Money?
Despite benefitting stressed city dwellers and cash-strapped rural communities, the country’s budget inns have trouble staying afloat.
2017/07/14 | Kayla Walsh
Dolphins are Struggling to Survive in Myanmar
Conservationists hope that ecotourism might be the answer to protecting traditional fisheries and the dolphins they partner with.
2017/07/13 | The Third Pole
The Loss of Glaciers in China has been Overestimated
Chinese scientists, with new data from satellites, have found that glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau are melting slower than expected.
2017/07/12 | Colum Murphy
The Story of China’s Forgotten Frontier
Sixth Tone takes a five-week, more than 5,000-kilometer road trip through the nation’s heartland.
2017/07/09 | Henrik Selin.
Trump’s Exit of Paris Climate Accord Strengthens China and Europe
On global climate change cooperation and a growing number of other foreign policy issues, American exceptionalism now increasingly means that the United States stands largely alone in the world.