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Rise in use of traditional medicine in China causing new crisis in African nations: Report

Beijing: A rise in use of Chinese traditional medicines in several African nations have created a new crisis as it is fueling demand for endangered species whose body parts are used to make certain ingredients.

Flood in Chinese building leaves 9 dead : Authorities

Chengdu/UNI/Xinhua: Nine people were confirmed dead after a building flooded at a power station in Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, China's Sichuan Province, authorities said on Friday.

Earthquake hits China's Yunnan region, 22 hurt : Authorities

Kunming/UNI/Xinhua: Twenty-two people were injured in a 5.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the county of Ninglang in China's Yunnan Province at 1502 hours on Sunday, local authorities said.

China: Quake strikes Yunnan

Beijing/UNI/Xinhua: A 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted the city of Lijiang in China's Yunnan province at 3:02 pm on Sunday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

Chinese President Xi Jinping faces criticism for skipping COP26 global climate summit

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has been facing criticism from across the globe for not attending COP26 — a global summit on climate change convened by the United Nations Organization (UNO) in Glasgow weeks ago — despite being a country that has one-quarter of the carbon emissions of the world.

COP26 concludes with new global deal on climate

Glasgow/UNI/Xinhua: The United Nations climate change conference concluded Saturday after a one-day extension, with negotiators agreeing on a new global pact to tackle climate change.

UN chief welcomes China-US pledge to cooperate on climate action

New York: Wednesday’s announcement that China and the United States have agreed to collaborate more closely on climate action was hailed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres as an important step in the right direction.

UN chief calls for China commitment to ‘ambitious’ climate goals

New York: The UN Secretary-General on Monday called on China to present an “ambitious” Nationally Determined Contribution in the run-up to the UN Climate Conference, COP26, starting in Glasgow at the end of this week.

Earthquake hits Southwestern China, 2 die: Reports

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: At least two people have died and three more have been injured as a result of a 6.0 magnitude earthquake in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan, the CGTN broadcaster reported on Thursday.

China: Heavy floods kill 302 in Henan province, 50 others missing

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: The floods caused by torrential rainfalls in central China’s Henan province have killed 302 people with 50 others still missing, the provincial government said on Monday.

Study reveals Chinese cities among 25 big producers of greenhouse gases

An analysis of emission trends has shown Chinese cities are among the big emitters responsible for more than half the carbon produced by 167 urban centres worldwide, media reports said on Thursday.

Nepal-China rail link may go through protected Himalayan park

Beijing: A senior engineer has claimed that the railway, which will link China and Nepal, will run through the main protected area of the Himalayan mountains, media reports said.

Bangladesh: CREA analysis reveals major flaws in environmental paperwork of China-backed Banskhali coal power project

Helsinki: A Helsinki-based Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air has claimed that a  Chinese-backed coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh is failing to ensure proper environmental inspections.

Restoration call for area ‘the size of China’ to protect falling biodiversity and food insecurity

New York: An area of land roughly the size of China needs restoring if the planet’s biodiversity and the communities who rely on it are to be protected, UN agencies said on Thursday.

Chinese deal to build fishing harbour in Sierra Leone triggers protests

Conservationists, human rights and animal welfare groups, and local landowners have started protesting against Sierra Leone government's plan of selling 250 acres of pristine beach and rainforest to China in a $55 million deal that would see an industrial fishing harbor built on the site, media reports said.