Daily Archives: December 22, 2017

Regreening the desert – (VPRO documentary – 2011)

vpro documentary
Published on May 7, 2017

For more than 15 years, cameraman and ecologist John D. Liu has been working on his worldwide mission to green deserts and to restore biodiversity. It all started in 1995 when Liu filmed the Loess-plateau in China. He witnessed a local population who turned an area of almost the same size as The Netherlands from a dry, exhausted wasteland into one green oasis. This experience changed his life. From that moment on, Liu has been travelling all over the world to convince and inspire government leaders, policy-makers and farmers with his film material and knowledge. Liu diligently spreads the message that restoration of ecosystems is not only possible, but also economically very meaningful. Backlight accompanies Liu on his mission in Jordan and shows on the basis of Liu’s own film material that a green future is possible worldwide.

Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2011. © Backlight 2011


Drought-resistant plants making deserts in China green

CGTN America
Published on May 15, 2015

The day-to-day existence of some local populations in China is under threat from water shortages. The Chinese government said it’s working for better protection of water resources and ecosystems, but the public has to get involved. CCTV’s Han Bin filed this report of a woman trying to fight back against a tide of drought in the grasslands of Northern China.


AMAZING! China Technology Now Centered on Green Technology

Richard Aguilar
Published on Dec 21, 2017

SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/w3A8IS TOP STORIES==== China Unveils 2019 Green-Car Sales Targets. China’s booming new energy market attracts more investors. China’s green technology sighted as one of the best innovations. Chinese electric bus sets milestone in Cuba. PBOC’s Ma Jun on Financing Green Energy Projects. Watch the video to see all these and many more…

UNGA declares US’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ‘null & void’

Published on Dec 21, 2017

The United Nations General Assembly declared on Thursday the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital null and void, with an overwhelming 128 to 9 vote. 35 countries abstained. China was one of the nations backing the non-binding resolution.

UN Defies Trump Threats on Jerusalem Vote


Published on Dec 21, 2017

Despite a threat from US Ambassador Nikki Haley to pull United Nations funding, the UN General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a measure rejecting President Trump’s decision on Jerusalem