The Tibetan plateau is the source of the Yellow, Yangtze and Lancang rivers. Photo: AFP

Spring is coming earlier to the Tibetan plateau and it could affect the lives of millions

Study highlights how the snows start to melt a week earlier than in 1960 in the region where China’s three major rivers have their sources

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The Tibetan plateau is the source of the Yellow, Yangtze and Lancang rivers. 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.