Biology

Scientists say Chinese-backed dam risks orangutan habitat

May 4, 2018

Scientists are calling for cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydro dam in Indonesia which threatens the habitat of a newly discovered orangutan species numbering only 800 animals

Thai beach from DiCaprio movie gets breather from tourists

Mar 29, 2018

The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted the Thai beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie.

China conducts demolitions at Tibetan Buddhist study site

May 19, 2017

Chinese authorities in southwestern Sichuan province have evicted followers and razed scores of homes at one of the world's largest centers of Tibetan Buddhist learning in a months-long operation that has drawn protests from Tibetans in exile

US group seeks better access to China's farm goods market

Mar 21, 2017

A foreign business group is appealing to China to ease controls on imports of animal feed additives and other farm goods, highlighting complaints Beijing hampers market access despite its vocal support for free trade

China says rebuilding major western Buddhist learning center

Mar 14, 2017

China says it is rebuilding a major center of Tibetan Buddhist learning in the country's west, following reports last year that the complex was being demolished and its residents evicted

China begins operating world's largest radio telescope

Sep 25, 2016

The world's largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life in a project demonstrating China's rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige

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