By Huang Binrui, Li Yang, Mi Renzhi, Yang Shuo
Many Nanjing citizens may still remember such a view: when walking along the rivers in several residential areas in Nanjing, people had to cover their noses. Taking a close look at the rivers, many refuse collection stations were emitting dreadfully black liquid directly into the river, producing a horrible and disgusting smell. The view was easily seen before 2015. Back then, not only Nanjing was facing poor river quality and management, but many other cities in China were confronting the management problem of black-odor rivers. Fortunately, such a view is rarely seen in Nanjing now. Instead, now Rivers are cleaner and the landscapes are more eco-friendly; near the riverside, many elderly citizens chat with each other when doing some exercises every morning; intimate couples walk their dogs here together with smiles on their faces. You may wonder: how did the change occur? To be more specific, what technical methods and policies were carried out in Nanjing in so short a period from 2015 to 2021 to accomplish this feat? Continue reading River Management——A Phoenix Reborn in Nanjing, China
By Feng Jindong, Ji Xinyuan, Kaneko Reimon
In recent years, more companies, organizations, and governments start to focus on environmental protection, especially water protection. Nanjing faced awful water quality in the past, and the situation has been alleviated in the recent 5-6 years. We will focus on how Nanjing “heals” its water bodies as a system, including water sources conservation, remediation and rectification, and Nanjing rivers’ future. Continue reading River Treatment as a System in Nanjing
By Chen Lu With the world’s largest high-grade bauxite and iron reserves, Guinea, a country on the coast of West Africa, has attracted mining companies from all over the world, including China. The China-backed SMB-Winning Consortium was founded in 2014 and has now become the greatest bauxite develop in Guinea. Along with other leading bauxite producers, SMB-Winning has made Guinea the world’s largest bauxite exporter, … Continue reading What Does the China-backed Mining Group Bring to the Community?–The Impact of Chinese Mining Companies in Guinea
By Guanxi Liu and Roy Chen “If a corporate has social responsibility, it does not need corporate social responsibility,” said professor Jenik from Columbia University, who has taught me through a research project about Chinese overseas mining. While corporate social responsibility (CSR) sometimes means “using charity to conduct white wash after making profit”, social responsibility suggested by professor Jenik means that while the corporations should … Continue reading In the Post-COVID-19 Era, How Should Chinese Overseas Mining Address Sustainable Development?
By Haoqing Du, Luying Wang(Contributed equally to this work with Haoqing Du), Jing Chen and Jianing Dai “We are terribly afraid of the elephants. They are the first-class protected animals for the nation, but not for us.” Xishuangbanna villagers’ helplessness and fear of Asian elephants reveal the persistence of human-elephant conflict over the years. Although the local forestry, conservation zones and governments have introduced various … Continue reading Human-Elephant Conflict in China: A Review of Current Management Strategies and Future Directions