• Life on the roof of the world

    अप्रैल 16, 2012

    Yang Xiaohong and Fang Qianhua, winners of the “best science report” category at the 2012 China Environmental Press Awards, spent a month with scientists tracking species in the Everest Nature Reserve.chinadialogue features a slideshow of their photos. Two journalists from Southern Metropolis Daily, Yang Xiaohong and Fang Qianhua, accompanied a scientific expedition for more than a month in Tibet, […]

  • Fooling China’s dam builders

    अप्रैल 06, 2012

    Malaysia’s government has hidden environmental and economic costs of dams to attract Chinese money, warns Kirk Herbertson. But the investors too must take responsibility – or face the consequences. When Chinese state-owned companies invest overseas, they can be caught off-guard by corruption and environmental risks that arise because they assume the host government will resolve these […]

  • Chinese power, Burmese politics

    अप्रैल 02, 2012

    China’s state-owned energy firms have entwined themselves in Myanmar’s internal struggles. Yang Meng finds out more on a visit to the stalled Myitsone dam. We approached the Myitsone construction site along a new concrete road, laid over the local government’s old, rough track by China Power Investment Corporation (CPI). This Chinese state-owned power company is […]

  • Averting climate conflict

    जुलाई 21, 2011

    This week, the UN Security Council met to debate the risks of climate change. Now is the time to shift our focus from direct environmental impacts to broader threats at a local level, writes Janani Vivekananda. In March 2007, the United Kingdom took the landmark step of putting the issue of climate change as a priority security risk […]

  • Militarising climate change

    जुलाई 04, 2011

    Armed forces must join the fight against climate change, believes Major General Muniruzzaman. Here, the Bangladeshi strategist tells Isabel Hilton why Major General Muniruzzaman is the president of the Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies in Dhaka. He has served as a senior officer of the Bangladesh Army and as an international peacekeeper with the United Nations and […]