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COP15: China presents biodiversity framework for approval |  Globalnews.ca

COP15: China presents biodiversity framework for approval | Globalnews.ca

Chinese Environment Minister Huang Runqiu presented the proposed text of a new global agreement that would commit to protecting at least 30% of land, water and marine areas by 2030. The draft of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework was released this morning as delegates gather on the penultimate official day of the COP15 biodiversity conference …

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COP15 half-time report: China raises fears of a new ‘Copenhagen moment’

Talks to stop nature destruction ‘are very much in the balance’, sources say, as environment ministers from around the world start arriving in Montreal amid concerns over lack of Chinese leadership in talks of COP15. Midway through the summit in Canada, UN biodiversity summit negotiators said divisions were contributing to the growing risk of a …

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Geopolitics goes into orbit with the space ambitions of the United States and China | East Asia Forum

Author: Saadia M Pekkanen, University of Washington Space stations are the harbinger of a growing bipolarity in international space relations. The United States leads the International Space Station (ISS) and will lead everything after it, but it is no longer considered the undisputed unipolar power in space. China now also has a national space station, …

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A new era begins as China launches a crewed mission to its space station

A new era begins as China launches a crewed mission to its space station

By Katie Hunt and Alex Stambaugh, CNN (CNN) — Three astronauts lifted off to China’s nearly completed space station on Tuesday, marking the start of the country’s long-term presence in space. It’s a major achievement for China’s ambitious space program, which has explored the far side of the Moon and Mars. The milestone also means …

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