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Unwrapping China: How to address the ‘new normal’

By Paul O'Brien

China is a country of epochs and eras, phases and cycles, periods and plans. It has witnessed agricultural revolutions followed by massive industrialisation, open-market reforms and WTO accession—and now technological innovation and a digitised supply-chains. 

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China first soil pollution law due in 2017

By RJ Whitehead

Having declared war on pollution in 2014, Beijing is hoping to pass China’s first law to govern soil contamination next year to curtail damage caused by decades of industrial growth at the expense of ground quality.

China in a battle to save its farmland

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China in a battle to save its farmland

By Ankush Chibber

Mainland China has a nation-threatening soil pollution problem, with areas equivalent to double the size of Spain covered in polluted soil, a government survey has revealed.

China finally looking to act on cadmium rice scandal

China finally looking to act on cadmium rice scandal

By RJ Whitehead

China's Ministry of Land and Resources has announced plans to conduct a survey across the country to assess pollution levels as a means to ascertain the reasons behind excessive cadmium content in rice detected in some regions early this year.

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