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Extreme weather-induced natural disasters expose the shortcomings of planning and response mechanisms, as experts call for stricter flood-control standards and an emphasis on building resilient cities

Climate expert Chao Qingchen warns that authorities need to do much more to mitigate and adapt to extreme weather events and climate shocks to future-proof the country

Tens of thousands of Chinese have been lured by fake job offers to criminal hubs in northern Myanmar and other destinations in Southeast Asia to become ‘cyber slaves,’ as Interpol warns that human trafficking schemes pose a global threat

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Until more cross-border cooperation is possible, victims of trafficking and their families have little way out except to pay huge ransoms to bring their children home – a cruel added scam that many cannot afford to pay

Siberian cranes have seen a huge population rebound in Poyang Lake, where they overwinter. But lack of natural food sources means they are dependent on human assistance, bringing them into conflict with farmers and destroying livelihoods

Human-wildlife conflicts are increasing across China as certain species populations rebound. NewsChina talks with researcher Wang Fang on China’s next conservation efforts