CHINA GREEN Videocast

de Michael Zhao

Video selections from CHINA GREEN, a visual storyteller about China and environment

Episodios

Niu Guozheng: Dust

por Michael Zhao

A photo-based mini video series presented by Asia Society and Phoenix Web, etc.

Shi Liling: A Glass of Clean Water

por Michael Zhao

A photo-based mini video series presented by Asia Society and Phoenix Web, etc.

Liu Xidan: Protecting Bar-headed Goose

por Michael Zhao

A photo-based mini video series presented by Asia Society and Phoenix Web, etc.

Animation: Pictures Talk spreading green

por Michael Zhao

A photo-based mini video series presented by Asia Society and Phoenix Web, etc.

Liu Xidan: Couple's Winter

por Michael Zhao

A photo-based mini video series presented by Asia Society and Phoenix Web, etc.

Hao Yun: Singing in the Haze

por Michael Zhao

A photo-based mini video series presented by Asia Society and Phoenix Web, etc.

Chen Jiliang: Antarctica for Children

por Michael Zhao

A photo-based mini video series presented by Asia Society and Phoenix Web, etc.

Yang Yong: Yangtze's Nightmare

por Michael Zhao

A photo-based mini video series presented by Asia Society and Phoenix Web, etc.

Wang Jiuliang: Plastic China

por Michael Zhao

A photo-based mini video series presented by Asia Society and Phoenix Web, etc.

Peng Yu: Nanling's Scars

por Michael Zhao

A photo-based mini video series presented by Asia Society and Phoenix Web, etc.

Fresh Air by 2030

por Michael Zhao

The Invisible Water (full)

por Michael Zhao

First of a series on South-North Water Diversion Project: China draws heavily on groundwater. However, in North China Plain, this limited resource is widely polluted and getting depleted fast.

The Invisible Water

por Michael Zhao

First of a series on South-North Water Diversion Project: China draws heavily on groundwater. However, in North China Plain, this limited resource is widely polluted and getting depleted fast.

China's Fragile Forests

por Michael Zhao

Natural forests cover about 10 percent of China’s surface area, but few of the forests remain in a primary or pristine condition. These forests are threatened primarily by timber collection, mining, unregulated harvesting of flora for traditional Chinese medicine and excessive development related to increased tourism.

Wetland: Qinghai Lake (7/7)

por Michael Zhao

Qinghai Lake is China's largest inland body of saltwater at 4318 square kilometers in area. Over the past century, however, the lake has found itself in a worrying downward trend as 700 square kilometers of its area have been lost and its surface level has dropped by 13 meters.

Wetland: Dujiangyan (6/7)

por Michael Zhao

The 2000-year old Dujiangyan Irrigation system sits side-by-side with the Zipingpu Dam, in Sichuan Province. Ancient and modern ways of controlling water offer changing attitudes to China's relationship with water.

Wetland: Mangroves (5/7)

por Michael Zhao

Since the end of World War 2, the world has lost approximately 50% of its mangroves, as a result of destruction by humans for coastal developments. In Guangdong Province, education is being used to combat mangrove destruction in China.

Wetland: Dongting (4/7)

por Michael Zhao

Dongting Lake has been reported as a lake in crisis. Dropping water levels have sent alarm-bells ringing in scientific and environmental circles, as the area of the lake has reportedly dropped by nearly 50 percent in the past 70 years.

Wetland: Xixi Wetland Park (3/7)

por Michael Zhao

It is estimated only 120 Chinese Alligators remain in the wild, as a result of wetlands reclamation and poaching over the past 50-60 years. The Anhui Research Center for Alligator Reproduction is aiming to change this.

Wetland: Chinese Alligator (2/7)

por Michael Zhao

It is estimated only 120 Chinese Alligators remain in the wild, as a result of wetlands reclamation and poaching over the past 50-60 years. The Anhui Research Center for Alligator Reproduction is aiming to change this.

Wetland: Zhalong (1/7)

por Michael Zhao

Bordering Russia and Mongolia, the Zhalong wetlands are threatened by reducing water levels and increased human activity. China's symbolic Red-crowned Crane is becoming increasingly under threat.

Wetland Series: Intro

por Michael Zhao

China's wetlands cover some 65 million hectares, ranking first in Asia and representing ten percent of the world's total wetlands. A quiet crisis is occurring however as these important waters are quickly disappearing. As a result of China's rapid economic growth in recent decades, vast swathes of China's wetlands have now disappeared.

China Green trailers

por Michael Zhao

With China Green, we seek to tell stories about energy, environment and climate change of both local and global magnitude. China’s efforts to “green” itself will be key to not only the success of it’s sustainable growth but also to the hope for global solutions to some of the most daunting challenges confronting mankind.

E-waste: Afterlife (1/6)

por Michael Zhao

The number of gadgets that have become indispensable to our daily lives has increased exponentially, but the life span of our electronics is shorter than ever as they are updated frequently and tossed aside. This project is about what happens to those gadgets after they become obsolete.

E-waste: Afterlife (2/6)

por Michael Zhao

The number of gadgets that have become indispensable to our daily lives has increased exponentially, but the life span of our electronics is shorter than ever as they are updated frequently and tossed aside. This project is about what happens to those gadgets after they become obsolete.

E-waste: Afterlife (3/6)

por Michael Zhao

The number of gadgets that have become indispensable to our daily lives has increased exponentially, but the life span of our electronics is shorter than ever as they are updated frequently and tossed aside. This project is about what happens to those gadgets after they become obsolete.

E-waste: Afterlife (4/6)

por Michael Zhao

The number of gadgets that have become indispensable to our daily lives has increased exponentially, but the life span of our electronics is shorter than ever as they are updated frequently and tossed aside. This project is about what happens to those gadgets after they become obsolete.

E-waste: Afterlife (5/6)

por Michael Zhao

The number of gadgets that have become indispensable to our daily lives has increased exponentially, but the life span of our electronics is shorter than ever as they are updated frequently and tossed aside. This project is about what happens to those gadgets after they become obsolete.

E-waste: Afterlife (6/6)

por Michael Zhao

The number of gadgets that have become indispensable to our daily lives has increased exponentially, but the life span of our electronics is shorter than ever as they are updated frequently and tossed aside. This project is about what happens to those gadgets after they become obsolete.

Himalayan Meltdown trailer

por Michael Zhao

Documentary maker Patrick Fries' latest project — a film about melting glaciers in the Himalayas is set to air on the TV network Discovery Asia in late spring — required lugging equipment to cliffs at 17,000 feet and interviews with characters such as the "Ice Man," an engineer in the north of India who has designed man-made glaciers.

Don't Cry, Three Gorges

por Michael Zhao

In Don’t Cry, Three Gorges (2010) director Chen Fu documented the work and life of Liu Gujun, captain of Wanzhou River Cleaning Unit. In 2003, Liu Gujun stopped his fishing and transportation business, used his own savings and ships and started a river cleaning team, organizing fellow fishermen to collect floating garbage that covered some 10 miles of waters in the Yangtze River near Chongqing.

Hutong: Chapter I

por Michael Zhao

Alleyways and the courtyard houses, or hutongs and siheyuans, have been an integral part of the ancient capital. As Beijing grows and sprawls, skycrappers and high-rise buildings are encroaching on the old city structures.

Hutong: Chapter II

por Michael Zhao

The dynamics behind the demolitions of hutongs and couryard houses: an urbanization trend that is nation wide.

Hutong: Chapter III

por Michael Zhao

As hutongs get dismantled, cultural preservation is in danger and former residents' childhood memories are lost.