How China ensures food security

25/11/2023 CEN2 0

How is China ensuring food security for 1.4 billion people? Although pandemics, extreme weather events, and geopolitical conflicts have led to disruptions in food supply chains and rising international food prices, there is no shortage of food for the world’s population. However, hunger continues to affect millions of people. According to the latest State of Food Insecurity and Nutrition in the World report, between 691 and 783 million people will go hungry […]

Plastic pollution under spotlight

15/11/2023 CEN2 0

About 2,000 delegates from around the world are gathering in the Kenyan capital Nairobi for fresh talks on the landmark international treaty to combat plastic pollution. In December 2018, China’s State Council launched a plan to restrict the production, sale, and use of single-use plastic bags and tableware, and to expand the application of degradable plastic products. Under the initiative, the performance of enterprises in service industries such as hotels […]

Africa adopts Chinese hybrid rice

20/10/2023 CEN2 0

The water-saving and drought-resistant rice developed by the Shanghai Agrobiological Gene Center has passed various approvals in several African countries, such as Uganda in the second half of last year, according to a researcher at the center. Kenya and other African countries are part of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance Especially as Waterfowl Habitat for the conservation and sustainable use of waterlands, Liu Zaochang, head of the SAGC’s […]

Russia halts Japan seafood imports

17/10/2023 CEN2 0

Russia joins China and suspended all seafood imports from Japan. The ban is due to food contamination fears after the release of wastewater from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The Russian government on Monday (16 October 2023) introduced a temporary ban on imports of seafood from Japan, after Tokyo released treated radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. In August, China – Japan’s biggest importer […]

Fiji says no to Fukushima waste

26/08/2023 CEN2 0

Fijians say no to dumping Japan’s nuclear wastewater in Pacific. “Keep our Pacific nuclear-free!” Hundreds of Fijian people marched on the streets of Suva, raising their voices strongly against Japan’s dumping of nuclear-contaminated wastewater into the Pacific Ocean 

Beijing region air quality improves

25/08/2023 CEN2 0

Beijing Daily reports: According to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China, the average number of days with good air quality in the #Beijing–#Tianjin–#Hebei region and its surrounding areas in July this year exceeded 50%.

Radiation in Fukushima fish unsafe

31/07/2023 CEN2 0

Radioactivity in Fukushima fish 180 times safe limit China has been been one of the most out-spoken critics of the release of radioactive wastewater from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. Some parts of the Western media are just this week reporting that fish with cesium radioactive isotope levels up to 180 times the safe limit have been found in the Fukushima plant port. (see links below to Canadian and UK […]

China on Fukushima wastewater: ‘drink it’

12/07/2023 CEN2 0

UN nuclear watchdog and others who claim Japanese reactor’s wastewater is safe should drink it, a Chinese official has said Beijing has responded to the UN nuclear watchdog’s controversial support for plans by Japan to dump contaminated wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean by arguing that those who believe the water is safe should drink it and swim in it. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman […]

BRICS Health & Pharmaceutical Association

10/07/2023 CEN2 0

BRICS Health and Pharmaceutical Association of Africa has been launched in South Africa to help the African continent improve its health systems and be prepared for future pandemics. The initiative seeks to tap into research and development and advanced technology from BRICS countries and use it in Africa to address the burden of diseases, according to Hilton Klein, chairperson and CEO of the Numolux Group, which launched the association last […]

China bans Fukushima produce

08/07/2023 CEN2 0

China bans food imports from Fukushima, tightens scrutiny of seafood shipments from other parts of Japan Japan’s nuclear regulator granted approval on Friday for utility company Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), which ran the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, to start the country’s controversial plan to dump a million tons of nuclear-contaminated wastewater into the ocean. On the same day, China, which has expressed its firm opposition to the […]