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I graduate from kindergarten today! 160 little professors from Tongren City in SW China’s Province celebra…
Guizhou  from twitter_favs
june 2018 by gourock_swimming
Urban Tribe 城市山民
"Urban Tribe, established in 2006 with its base in Shanghai, aims to explore natural spirit with original design of clothes, handmade jewelry, ceramics and more, all connected to a lifestyle inspired by tribal aesthetics and wisdom."

Their shops are inspired by tea-houses. Some of their production happens in Guizhou in artisan ways.

Fashionmeetsorganic  Brand  Shanghai  artisanal  Fashion  jewelry  tea  Guizhou  sustainablefashion  Fair_Trade  equality  handmade  China 
april 2018 by eocas
International Rivers
"Since 1985 at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them.

We work with an international network of dam-affected people, grassroots organizations, environmentalists, human rights advocates and others who are committed to stopping destructive river projects and promoting better options.

We seek a world where healthy rivers and the rights of local communities are valued and protected. We envision a world where water and energy needs are met without degrading nature or increasing poverty, and where people have the right to participate in decisions that affect their lives.

Based in four continents, our staff has expertise in big dams, energy and water policy, climate change, and international financial institutions. We support partner organizations and dam-affected people by providing advice, training and technical assistance, and advocating on their behalf with governments, banks, companies and international agencies. The focus of our work is in Latin America, Asia and Africa."

Also active in Guizhou / China.

Agrachina  water  Water_Pollution  Water_Resources  rural  Ecology  community  Africa  NGO_NPO  China  Guizhou  environmentalism  Sustainability 
february 2018 by eocas
Guizhou state regulations for foreign experts
Guizhou state regulations for foreign experts
august 2017 by yetiinabox
The heartbreaking reason four Chinese siblings drank poison and died - The Washington Post
"Popular outrage has been checked, however, by how widespread the practice is in China of parents leaving their children at home while working in distant cities."
washingtonpost  china  poverty  parenting  children  suicide  tragedy  2015  2012  2010s  welfare  michael_e_miller  responsibility  violence  loneliness  depression  left-behind  death  bijie  rural  growing_up  school  wei_lu  william?wan  guizhou  cizhu  abandonment  ren_xifen  zhang_fangqi 
july 2015 by cluebucket
The end of the Great Migration: China's workers return home |
It’s not exactly a welcome home party, but it’ll do. Thousands of workers mill about inside a building resembling an airplane hangar outside the city of Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province. They scan local job listings on a red electronic board the size of a jumbotron. Nearly all the people here are locals who recently returned home from factory jobs on China’s coast.

Zhang Xianjun just returned from a factory in Guangzhou, where he assembled plastic parts. He left home ten years ago, joining a quarter of a billion other Chinese in the largest human migration the world has known. But times have changed. These days, factories are migrating. Companies are relocating manufacturing from China’s coast to inland provinces like Sichuan and Henan, where the labor came from in the first place. Zhang can now choose between making iPads at Foxconn or microprocessors at Intel. Both companies are hiring here. "Everything here has modernized," says Zhang, "I live three hours away in a small town. Now my hometown even has an industrial park where I could work. It’s a big change." ...

Investment followed, and so did Song. She returned home in 2008 and started her own business. "Our traditional craft of making silver jewelry was dying because all the young people were leaving to go to the coast," recalls Song, "but investment and tourism changed all of that, and we’re back now. I make more selling silver here at home than I did as a factory worker."

And she gets to raise her five year-old son; he’s doing his homework in the back of the shop. But the perks extend past the family. Song’s shop means silversmiths in surrounding villages now have more work. In the nearby village of Kongbai, Yang Guangxue makes a traditional Miao necklace. This village is so remote that nearly everyone here shares the same surname.
China  Domestic-migration  Reverse-migration  Guizhou  Silver 
october 2012 by quant18
Chinese Teens Caught Trafficking Drugs at Border to Pay for Online Game Items
You know you’ve taken your game obsession a few steps too far when you find yourself smuggling heroin across the border in your stomach. But that’s exactly what two Guizhou teens did after their gaming habits left them with little income but lots of desire to purchase expensive in-game items in online games. The boys, surnamed Zhao and Hao, were workers in a coal mine but weren’t making much money because they spent all their time skipping work to play games. This made it difficult to afford food and rent, let alone purchase desirable virtual items. Looking for a way to make money quickly, the boys were befriended by an adult on QQ who convinced them that smuggling heroin though Kunming would be a great way to earn money because one trip would generate enough money for them to buy ‘a full set of in-game items.’
Guizhou  Kunming  Drugs  Smuggling 
september 2012 by quant18
72 tons of delivering dynamite explode in Guizhou, 8 killed 300 injured
(From ifeng) About 11:30 on Nov 1st, two trucks carrying 72 tons of dynamite suddenly exploded when being checked out at a servicing depot near the Macangping toll gate in Fuquan City, Guizhou Province. The blast wave has resulted in 8 dead and 300 wounded as of press time. It’s said that the explosive area covers about that of a standard football field with 400 m racetrack.

The trucks were delivering 72 tons of dynamite from Hunan to Guizhou Province and stopped at a car service depot near toll gate for routine checkup, during which, as presumed, the tires caught a fire and led to the explosion.

A witness recalled: “following the blow, we saw a truck flaming up from far away, and some 10 seconds later came another blow and one of the toll booth flying out, a row of cars that awaited for fuel at the station were left with frameworks.”

According to Mr Zhang who just drove his passengers pass the toll gate for about 300 m when he heard a loud blow and blacked out; when he finally came back to himself, he found his passengers were injured to various extents as he remembered “It was like earthquake, and the blast wave shocked all the window glasses into pieces.”

The blast left two huge holes of over 10 m in diameter on the ground.

Nearby buildings were severely damaged, including a national grain reserve.

Rescue team were searching for life under the rubbles.

Injured were sent to the hospital.

While the cause of the explosion is still up for further investigation, netizens are having doubts beyond the explosion itself, such as:

“Can 72 tons of hazardous dynamite just be delivered by random trucks without armed police escort?”

“Where does this dynamite come from, who authorize the delivery and what for"

“Is the dynamite knockoff? Otherwise such a huge amount of it should have blew a total 1 km round flat.”

“Is the number of casualty for real? 70 some tons? 8 killed? How about the repairmen and people within 10 m, they were blew into ashes.”

“How did the truck tires catch a fire? Can fire ignite the dynamite without detonator?”

“Isn’t 72 tons overloading for the trucks?”

“Who’s responsible for this tragedy? The drivers? The repairmen? Or the Taliban?”

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november 2011 by demoi
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june 2011 by tonyyet

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