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600-Year Old Buddha Statue Emerges in Reservoir as Water Levels Fall During Renovation Work

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600-Year Old Buddha Statue Emerges in Reservoir as Water Levels Fall During Renovation Work

Source: CNN/Serenitie Wang - January 23, 2017

Beijing, China (CNN) -  600-year-old Buddha statue has been discovered in a reservoir in east China's Jiangxi Province after water levels fell during renovation work.

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Hotel Opens With Its Own ‘Private Ocean’ in China

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Hotel Opens With Its Own ‘Private Ocean’ in China

Source: Business Insider/Charles Clark - January 16, 2017

A new luxury hotel which boasts its own five-acre "private ocean" and three art galleries has opened in China.

The city of Sanya — often seen as more…

Air China Experiences Dramatic Shift in Attitudes, Bans Shark Fin Transport

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Air China Experiences Dramatic Shift in Attitudes, Bans Shark Fin Transport

Source: The Washington Post/Simon Denyer - January 11, 2017

BEIJING — Air China has become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark fin cargo, marking a dramatic shift in attitudes toward trade in more…

From London’s Historic Killer Fog in 1952 to China’s Current Pollution Problems, Researchers May Have New Answers

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From London’s Historic Killer Fog in 1952 to China’s Current Pollution Problems, Researchers May Have New Answers

Source: Phys.org/Texas A&M University - November 18, 2016

Few Americans may be aware of it, but in 1952 a killer fog that contained pollutants covered London for five days, causing breathing problems and more…

China’s Largest Freshwater Lake Is Drying up Quickly

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China’s Largest Freshwater Lake Is Drying up Quickly

Source: Ecowatch/Dan Zukowski - November 14, 2016

The freshwater lake, which can grow to 1,737 square miles—big enough to cover an area larger than Rhode Island—sees regular seasonal variations but has started receding more…

Demand for Totoaba Bladders in China Is Driving the Species to Extinction

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Demand for Totoaba Bladders in China Is Driving the Species to Extinction

Source: Independent/Lucy Pasha-Robinson - September 21, 2016

China’s illegal trade in the rare totoaba fish bladder is driving an endangered species of vaquita fish to the brink of extinction, according to a new report.
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International Tribunal Stuns China, Rules in Philippines Favor Over South China Sea Territorial Dispute

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International Tribunal Stuns China, Rules in Philippines Favor Over South China Sea Territorial Dispute

Source: The Washington Post/Simon Denyer and Emily Rauhala - July 12, 2016

BEIJING — An international tribunal has ruled that China does not have historic rights to justify its expansive claims to the South China Sea, in a more…

China’s Plan to Halve Meat Consumption Welcomed by Climate Campaigners

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China’s Plan to Halve Meat Consumption Welcomed by Climate Campaigners

Source: The Telegraph/Neil Connor - June 21, 2016

Climate change campaigners have welcomed new guidelines which urge Chinese consumers to eat 50 per cent less meat, even though food experts say enticing the country’s growing more…

China Plans to Build Ocean Laboratory 10,000 Feet Down in Disputed Waters

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China Plans to Build Ocean Laboratory 10,000 Feet Down in Disputed Waters

Source: The Daily Mail/Tom Wyke - June 10, 2016

China has unveiled plans to construct a ocean laboratory in its bid to seize upon the vast mineral wealth in the South China Sea.
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Troubled Waters: Conflict in the South China Sea Explained

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Troubled Waters: Conflict in the South China Sea Explained

Source: The Conversation/John Rennie Short, University of Maryland - May 25, 2016

A United Nations arbitration court will soon rule over the sovereignty of islands in the South China Sea, a territorial dispute between China and the more…

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