• CHINA. Beijing. A man climbs over a fence, trying to catch a glimpse of the new Qianmen shopping district. In recent years construction has boomed in Beijing as a result of the country's widespread economic growth and the awarding of the 2008 Summer Olympics to the city. For Beijing's residents however, it seems as their city is continually under construction with old neighborhoods regularly being razed and new apartments, office blocks and sports venues appearing in their place. A new Beijing has been promised to the people to act as a showcase to the world for the 'new' China. Beijing's residents have been waiting for this promised change for years and are still waiting, asking the question "Where's the new Beijing?!". 2008.
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young boy climbs a fence whilst watching the opening ceremony of the Beijing Summer Olympics. 2008
  • CHINA. Beijing. A young boy climbs a fence whilst watching the opening ceremony of the Beijing Summer Olympics. 2008
  • Tourists climbing sand dunes at the tourist attraction of Ming Sha Shan. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. 41 % of China's landmass in classified as arid or desert. Inappropriate farming methods and over cultivation have contributed to the spreading of deserts in China in recent years. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • Tourists climbing sand dunes encroaching on farmland near the tourist attraction of Ming Sha Shan. Desertification is the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture. Dunhuang, Gansu Province. China
  • Tourists climbing on the Hailuogou glacier in western Sichuan Province, China. As a result of rising temperatures on the Tibetan Plateau, the Hailuogou glacier has retreated over 2 km during the 20th century alone. Since the Little Ice Age, studies have revealed that the total monsoonal glacier coverage in the southeast of the Tibetan Plateau has decreased by as much as 30 percent, causing alarm in scientific circles.
  • A Tibetan man climbs up to a stupa against blue and white skies on the Tibetan Plateau, in western China.
  • A Tibetan man climbs up to a stupa against blue and white skies on the Tibetan Plateau, in western China.
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