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China to limit squid fishing fleet over environmental concerns

November 8, 2021

[unable to retrieve full-text content]China is set to cap for the first time the number of its squid fishing vessels operating in international waters, as it addresses concerns over fish stocks and environmental damage caused by its fleets.New rules from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs “will play an important role in the scientific conservation and sustainable use of global fishery resources, and further demonstrate China’s responsible attitude as a large squid fishing country in high seas”, the ministry said in a…

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China update: our reporter’s round-up of the biggest news from the past 7 days

October 18, 2021

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Happy Monday!I’m Amber Wang, a reporter at the South China Morning Post who focuses on diplomacy and defence, with your Monday update on the biggest news items from the previous week, and what to look forward to in the week ahead.My pick for the biggest news last week: at a party meeting on Thursday, President Xi Jinping called China’s political system a “great creation”, in what was seen as an attempt to defend the country against criticism, especially from the US, over rights and values.Xi…

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330,000 Chinese facing drinking water shortages as drought hits south

February 7, 2021

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Hundreds of thousands of people in southern and eastern parts of China are facing drinking water shortages as a result of months of reduced rainfall, the central government says.The Ministry of Water Resources said on Thursday that more than 500,000 hectares of arable land had been affected by the drought, leaving 330,000 people in rural areas without a sufficient supply of potable water.Since October, rainfall in regions south of the Yangtze River had been 50 to 80 per cent lower than normal,…

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