Vehicles transport logs across the Vietnam-China border. According to a new paper, the region's environment has been affected by ''aggressive'' human activity for more than 1,800 years. Photo: AFP

Environment in southwest China 'overwhelmingly' shaped by human activity for more than 1,800 years

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Vehicles transport logs across the Vietnam-China border. According to a new paper, the region's environment has been affected by ''aggressive'' human activity for more than 1,800 years. Photo: AFP
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.