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Study Finds Shifts in Annual Monsoon Altered Ancient Chinese Cultures

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Study Finds Shifts in Annual Monsoon Altered Ancient Chinese Cultures

Source: Phys.org/University of Columbia - February 13, 2017

The annual summer monsoon that drops rain onto East Asia, an area with about a billion people, has shifted dramatically in the distant past, at more…

Could Chinese Military Development Lead to Militarization of Major Players in Indian Ocean?

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Could Chinese Military Development Lead to Militarization of Major Players in Indian Ocean?

Source: ABC.net.au/James Bennett - February 10, 2017

Japan, India, Australia and the United States are closely monitoring China's infrastructure development on the Indian Ocean rim amid increasing concern about the potential for more…

China Plans to Make It Rain Over an Area Almost Twice the Size of France

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China Plans to Make It Rain Over an Area Almost Twice the Size of France

Source: Mashable/Yi Shu Ng - January 27, 2017

China is creating rain in an area 1.7 times the size of France.

The massive Asian country will spend 1.15 million yuan ($168 million) to more…

For China, Climate Change Is No Hoax – It’s a Business and Political Opportunity

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For China, Climate Change Is No Hoax – It’s a Business and Political Opportunity

Source: The Conversation/Matthew Kahn, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences - January 26, 2017

In mid-November, while Americans were preoccupied with election returns, China sent some of its clearest signals yet that it will continue to pursue an international more…

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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