Miyun reservoir is the main supply of drinking water to Beijing. Photo: Alamy

Chinese officials’ summer retreat closes down over pollution scandal

  • Cloud Valley Mansion once hosted lavish banquets but shut its doors after being found to have pumped waste water in reservoir that supplies Beijing
  • Facility was run by agriculture ministry and had been open for more than 30 years
Topic |   China Society

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Miyun reservoir is the main supply of drinking water to Beijing. Photo: Alamy
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With flooding becoming more likely in some Chinese cities, and drought on the rise in others, Beijing is calling on international expertise to help in the fight against climate change. Photo: AP

China taps into global expertise in climate change battle against increasing floods and drought

  • First overseas office for top pedigree climate adaptation experts opens in Beijing
  • While much work has been done on mitigation, focus turns to adapting to changing circumstances of global warming
Topic |   Climate change

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With flooding becoming more likely in some Chinese cities, and drought on the rise in others, Beijing is calling on international expertise to help in the fight against climate change. Photo: AP
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