Tagged: China

Trading tiger and rhino products: Conservation Threat or Innovation? - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Nov 03, 2018

China recently opted to end its 25 year ban on the domestic trade in tiger and rhino parts. These products were banned from use in 1993 and mention of their application in TCM was removed from official publications. This was done mostly under pressure from Western governments and NGOs, who saw this legal trade as a threat to wild populations … Read More

From #MeToo to #RiceBunny: how social media users are campaigning in China - Guest Work

Guest Author May 03, 2018

Meg Jing Zeng, Queensland University of Technology This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Rice bunny says, “the only thing I want for the coming Lunar New Year is anti-sexual harassment rulings… You can take my plate away, but you cannot shut my mouth.” So reads the opening line of a … Read More

How the first trees grew so tall with hollow cores – new research - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 30, 2018

Christopher M. Berry, Cardiff University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Imagine a world without trees, and then try to think about the changes that would need to happen for these trees to evolve from the small primitive plants that came before them. I spend as much time as I … Read More

Future ‘ocean cities’ need green engineering above and below the waterline - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 27, 2018

Katherine Dafforn, UNSW; Ana Bugnot, UNSW; Eliza Heery, National University of Singapore, and Mariana Mayer-Pinto, UNSW This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Population growth has seen skylines creep ever higher and entire cities rise from ocean depths. The latest “ocean city” is the Chinese-developed … Read More

Ivory up in flames, but who really noticed? How messages on elephant poaching might be missed - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 13, 2018

Matthew H. Holden, The University of Queensland; Alexander Richard Braczkowski, The University of Queensland; Christopher O’Bryan, The University of Queensland; Duan Biggs, Griffith University; Hugh Possingham, The University of Queensland; James Allan, The University of Queensland, and James Watson, The University of Queensland This article was … Read More

China’s quest for techno-military supremacy - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 08, 2018

Adam Ni, Australian National University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to transform China’s military into the world’s most powerful force by 2050. And he could be on track to do it. On the opening day of its National People’s Congress in Beijing yesterday, … Read More

Anti-fluoride authors indulge in data manipulation and statistical porkies - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 12, 2017

Darrell Huff & Irving Geis wrote a classic book – How to Lie With Statistics. They outline various ways data can be presented to give the wrong story. However, there is an even more naive use of statistics to misrepresent data – just declare that a relationship is statistically significant, don’t show any data or statistical analysis. Unfortunately, many … Read More

China’s plan to be first to far side of the moon could unveil inner lunar secrets - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 20, 2016

David Rothery, The Open University China’s space agency has announced plans to become the first to land on the far side of the moon, which is always hidden from us – a tricky task given that it is not possible to communicate directly with Earth from there. But if successful, the mission could shed light on … Read More

The China adventure: Mudanjiang - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Dec 07, 2015

It’s day 3 in China where I’m undertaking research into bear poaching. The first stage of the trip was flying from Auckland to Beijing via Hong Kong. My Chinese colleagues meet me at Beijing airport. Generously they offer to take me to dinner. I decline gracefully. I’ve been travelling for hours, it’s late, and mostly I just want to … Read More