Over the past three decades, China has dazzled the rest of the world with its stunning, high-speed economic growth. However, rapid urbanization, poverty reduction and transformation of city skylines have come at a grave price: air and water pollution, degraded forests, pasturelands and marine habitats, growing greenhouse gas emissions and a host of other environmental problems.

China Green, a multimedia enterprise, will document China’s environmental issues now and for years to come and will strive to serve as a web forum where people with an interest in China and its environmental challenges can find interesting visual stories and share critical information about the most populous nation in the world whose participation in the solution to global environmental problems, such as climate change, will be indispensable.

Enjoy and share your thoughts and insights with us on the site.

Orville Schell, Editor-in-Chief

Michael Zhao, Managing Editor/Producer

Producers: David Barreda, Leah Thompson, Yunfan Sun


Executive Director, Asia Society Online: Bill Swersey

Digital Design Director: Juliet Y. Chou

Redesign by Concentric Studio

Web Developer: Inhye Lee

Contributors: Laura Chang, John Delury, Ariane Wu, Andrew Smeall, Deanna Lee, Alex Farbstein, Lauraleigh Bush, Noopur Agarwal, Jennifer Mattson, Jeff Tompkins, Catherine Colman.


“Clearing the Air: China’s Environmental Challenge” project won the 2009 Asian American Journalists Association’s Unlimited Subject Matter: Online National Journalism Award; “Tibetan Plateau in Peril” project won theSociety for News Design’s Best of Multimedia Design Competition for the third quarter of 2008/09.

This site’s design and development is a co-production of Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations and Asia Society Online.