Desert land shrinks in China
Published on Sep 11, 2017
A United Nations meeting on combating desertification is taking place in the Inner Mongolian city of Erdos. International organizations are drawing up a roadmap to prevent desertification over the next 20 years. As the host, China is sharing its achievements and experiences made during the past decade in its fight to hold back the sands.
From desert to forest: The miracle of Saihanba
Published on Aug 5, 2017
Located in northern China’s Hebei Province, the Saihanba National Forest Park stretches across 185,000 acres of forest. Saihanba was once a royal retreat thanks to its cool summer weather and hunting area, however, the region turned into a desert by the end of the Qing dynasty due to forest fires, deforestation and constant wars.
Dongying, China: Growing Forests in Saline Soil
Published on Jul 26, 2017
From 2011 to 2016, with support from the World Bank-supported Shandong Ecological Afforestation Project, trees and shrubs were planted on 13,800 hectares of saline land in Dongying, China. Forest cover increased by 1.7%.
Million dollar sandman in NW China
Published on Sep 10, 2013
A rural resident in northwest China’s Shaanxi province has turned over 16,000 hectares of desert into an oasis over the past 30 years, as well as started a related company that earns millions of dollars each year. In this program, we take you to visit 68-year-old Shi Guangyin and learn about his fight against desertification.
Turning drought-ravaged land into fertile soil
Published on Jun 17, 2016
June 17 is the United Nations World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. Desertification has been named as one of the greatest obstacles to sustainable development. Drylands are not usually the first choice for investors, but one desert in North China’s Inner Mongolia might be able to provide more than meets the eye. CCTV’s Wang Tongxuan reports.
Chinese government working to reverse desertification
Published on May 10, 2015
Forests outside Beijing traditionally offer protection to the capital from sandstorms. But since in the 1960s, many trees have been felled, allowing the grasslands to shrink. The result is widespread desertification and more severe storms. Now the government is trying to reverse this process by removing dead trees and planting new ones. CCTV’s Ning Hong filed this report.
Half Empty ep.11: China’s massive project to ease northern drought
Published on May 25, 2015
China’s solution to the water shortage in the north is to take water from the south. In December, the central section was completed, and water started flowing to Beijing from Danjiangkou. The project is a controversial one that’s been debated for half a century and has taken over a decade to build.
China Century Project South-North Water Transfer Project HD 2400KM
Published on Dec 27, 2014
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Aerial View South-North Water Transfer Project南水北调引江济汉工程
Published on Mar 17, 2017
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Half Empty: The South-to-North Water Diversion Project
Published on May 25, 2015
China’s solution to the water shortage in the north is to take water from the south. In December, the central section was completed, and water started flowing to Beijing from Danjiangkou. The project is a controversial one that’s been debated for around half a century and has taken over a decade to build. In this episode of our special series, Half Empty, CCTVNEWS reporter Han Bin talks with two chief engineers at each end of the pipeline.
World’s largest water project moves water to northern China
Published on Dec 12, 2016
The South-to-North Water Diversion Project is the world’s largest water project, with the aim of supplying water to drier northern areas of the country. The whole project is expected to be completed by 2050, with a projected total of around 45 billion cubic meters of water to be transported, benefiting about half a billion people.
China’s Water Diversion project relieving Beijing’s water shortage
Published on Dec 11, 2015
Saturday marks the first anniversary since the middle route of China’s Water Diversion Project, which routes water from the country’s south to quench the thirst in the north, became operational.
China’s Amazing Water Canal | China’s Future MEGAPROJECTS: Part 2
Published on Nov 12, 2015
South-to-North Water Transfer Project: The huge populations filling China’s northern megacities have a shortage of the single most necessary resource for life: water. To solve that problem, the Chinese will soon be moving 44.8 billion cubic meters of fresh water each year from the wetter South to the dryer North.
82-year-old man in China spends whole life building water channel for villagers to solve water sh
Published on Apr 20, 2017
82-year-old village party secretary Huang Dafa spent almost his whole life building a water channel for the villagers to solve the problem of water shortage in Zunyi, southwest China’s Guizhou province.
Incredible dedication: Chinese man builds 9,400m water canal on cliff face
Published on Apr 19, 2017
Making a difference, in the most unshakable way. Chinese man chisels out a 9,400m-long water canal with his fellow villagers on the cliff face in Guizhou, in an effort that spans 36 years.
Man spends 36 years digging water canal in mountains of SW China
Streamed live on Apr 18, 2017
Unbelievable persistence: Man spends 36 years carving out a water canal deep in the mountains of Guizhou, China. The 9,400m-long waterway fulfills a long-cherished dream for locals, bringing water, and hope to the underdeveloped region.