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Cargill, the largest privately-owned food company in the U.S. and a major producer and supplier of palm oil to food processors worldwide, will sever ties with a controversial Malaysian palm oil supplier.
Last week, an international arbitration court ruled that China has no territorial rights to the Spratly Islands, nor to the South China Sea. Considering the potentially rich food and energy resources, expect this region to be a global flash-point for years to come.
Walking along Nanjing Road in Shanghai is a reminder of what defines modern China, with consumerism bombarding you with messages from all directions. And indeed, it is a guilty pleasure.
Xi’an’s bird market is a great place to stock up on goods from China; everything from the different varietals of oolong and green teas to the gnarled walnuts that are a favorite of locals.
The Big Goose Pagoda is also an example of how the old in China segues into the modern, and is worth a few hours if you travel to Xi'an.
China is on pace to open one new coal-fired plant a week until 2020, says Greenpeace, despite its promises to boost renewables and wean itself off dirty fossil fuels.
If you want a real slice of modern Chinese life in Xi'an, visit the megamalls that dot this city of 8.3 million.
Foreign influences aside, the Bund offers an incredibly eclectic collection of architecture, and is a visual reminder of how Shanghai’s global status rivals other great cities.
In what Greenpeace calls its third annual “Detox Catwalk,” the environmental organization lauds the companies making a change, while rattling the cages of companies it believes are doing nothing.
Rainforest Action Network released an animated video on Facebook earlier this week that highlights its beef with the palm oil industry. The clear and concise video reveals unsettling details, including what the NGO calls endemic human rights abuses such as child labor.
Built by famed Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró, the construction of Casapueblo took almost four decades and is a highlight of visiting the Punta del Este area.
The grounds of the Great Mosque date back to the 8th century, when Islam first arrived in China, are worth a visit while you visit Xi'an's Muslim district.