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Four herders arrested in Inner Mongolia for online petition
Ethnic Mongols, who represent 20 per cent of the region’s 23 million people, are increasingly complaining about widespread environmental degradation and unfair development policies in the region.
Desert progressing in north-eastern China
Wrong agricultural polices and water overuse have favoured the process of desertification. They have increased manifold the number of sand and dust storms, which can reach the Koreas and Japan as well as across the Pacific. The government is now trying to stop the desert.
Inner Mongolia: street protests against Chinese abuses
Thousands take to the streets in various cities after ethnic Han Chinese kill two local herder leaders who were fighting against environmental destruction. Beijing is interested in developing local mining, as ethnic Mongolians become a minority in their own land.
China celebrates five years in World Trade Organisation
The country has experienced record economic development becoming integrated into the world’s trading system, but outstanding issues remain like intellectual property protection and opening its own domestic market to foreign competition. Development came with a hefty price: environmental degradation and the impoverishment of hundreds of millions of farmers.
Local authorities and central bureaucracy against green GDP
The State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) insists economic growth data should include environmental and resource use costs. Local authorities are against, fearing that it might show lower growth rates. Bureaucratic infighting in Beijing is the result.
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Handbook for the Catholic environmentalist
The Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace releases Catholic Environmental Teachings, a Catholic handbook on the environment and development. Mankind's own crisis is "causing serious damage to nature," which must be preserved instead.
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