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Chinadialogue.net
Chinadialogue.net (中外对话) is an independent, non-profit organisation based in London
London
and Beijing. It was launched on July 3, 2006. Chinadialogue is funded by a range of institutional supporters, including several major charitable foundations. It focuses on the environment, especially in China, although it has an interest in environment and sustainability issues around the world. It features articles by Chinese and non-Chinese authors from a variety of perspectives. These include an interview with former US vice-president Al Gore[1] and Chinese economist Hu Angang
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Non-governmental Organization
Non-governmental organizations, nongovernmental[1] organizations, or nongovernment organizations,[2][3] commonly referred to as NGOs,[4] are usually non-profit and sometimes international organizations[5] independent of governments and international governmental organizations (though often funded by governments)[6] that are active in humanitarian, educational, health care, public policy, social, human rights, environmental, and other areas to effect changes according to their objectives.[7][8][9][10] They are thus a subgroup of all organizations founded by citizens, which include clubs and other associations that provide services, benefits, and premises only to members. Sometimes the term is used as a synonym of "civil society organization" to refer to any association founded by citizens,[11] but this is not how the term is normally used in the media or everyday language, as recorded by major dictionaries
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Web 2.0
Web 2.0
Web 2.0
refers to World Wide Web
World Wide Web
websites that emphasize user-generated content, usability (ease of use, even by non-experts), and interoperability (this means that a website can work well with other products, systems, and devices) for end users
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Wang Canfa
Wang Canfa (simplified Chinese: 王灿发; traditional Chinese: 王燦發; pinyin: Wáng Cànfā) is a Chinese professor at the China University of Political Science and Law, and the founder and director of the Beijing-based Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims (CLAPV).[1] Wang Canfa is an environmental law expert and he has participated in the drafting of many Chinese environmental regulations. Professor Wang has also provided environmental training to hundreds of lawyers and judges and established a network of environmental advocates in China. In 1998, Wang Canfa established CLAPV, which was the first center providing legal aid to people and communities injured by pollution throughout China. While Professor Wang has been director, CLPAV has received over 10,000 telephone calls on its hotline asking for assistance and handled over 100 cases
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Sir Crispin Tickell
Sir Crispin Tickell GCMG KCVO FZS[1] (born 25 August 1930) is a British diplomat, environmentalist, and academic.Contents1 Background 2 Diplomatic career2.1 Spying at U.N. headquarters debate3 Academic career 4 Public impact 5 Personal life 6 Former appointments 7 Publications 8 Styles and Honours 9 References 10 External links 11 Offices heldBackground[edit] See also: Huxley family Tickell is the son of writer Jerrard Tickell and Renée Tickell née Haynes (a great-granddaughter of Thomas Henry Huxley). He was educated at Westminster School where he was a King's Scholar, and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating in 1952 with first class honours in Modern History.[2] He did his national service in the Coldstream Guards as a 2nd Lieutenant from 1952-54. Diplomatic career[edit] Tickell joined the British diplomatic service in 1954, serving at the Foreign Office Main Building in London until 1955
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Orville Schell
Orville Hickock Schell III (Chinese: 夏伟; pinyin: Xià Wěi; born May 20, 1940) is an American writer, academic, and activist. He is known for his works on China, and is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.- China
China
Relations at the Asia Society
Asia Society
in New York. He previously served as Dean of the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.Contents1 Background and education 2 Journalism career 3 Farming career 4 Views on China 5 Publications 6 External links 7 ReferencesBackground and education[edit] Schell's father Orville Hickok Schell, Jr., was a prominent lawyer who headed the New York City Bar Association, chaired the human rights group Americas Watch
Americas Watch
from its founding in 1981 until his death in 1987, co-founded Helsinki Watch, forerunner to Human Rights Watch, and became the namesake of the Orville H. Schell, Jr
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Lord Patten Of Barnes
Christopher Francis Patten, Baron Patten of Barnes, CH, PC (born 12 May 1944) is a British politician who served as the 28th and last Governor of Hong Kong
Governor of Hong Kong
from 1992 to 1997. He has been a crossbench member of the British House of Lords
House of Lords
since 2005 and a former British Conservative politician until 2011, as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bath from 1979 to 1992. Patten first became a junior British Government minister in 1986, and a member of the Cabinet from 1989 to 1992. He was Chairman of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1992, and European Commissioner
European Commissioner
from 1999 to 2004
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Caspar Henderson
Caspar Henderson is a writer and journalist living in Oxford, England. He was educated at Westminster School
Westminster School
and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. After working as a film script reader in Los Angeles, an aid worker in Uganda, and a research assistant and junior journalist working on human rights and the arming of Iraq
Iraq
by foreign powers and other matters, he became co-ordinator of the Green College Centre[1] at Oxford
Oxford
University from 1992 to 1994, which focused on climate change and other environmental issues. In 1995 and 1996 he worked on Costing the Earth,[2] the flagship environment program on BBC Radio 4. From 1996 to 2002 he wrote on topics such as: energy, science, environment and human rights for The Financial Times, The Independent, New Scientist, The Ecologist, Environmental Finance, Green Futures and other newspapers, magazines, and broadcast media
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University Of California, Berkeley
Urban Total 1,232 acres (499 ha) Core Campus 178 acres (72 ha)[5] Total land owned 6,679 acres (2,703 ha)[6]Colors Berkeley Blue, California
California
Gold[7]          Athletics NCAA Division I
NCAA Division I
FBS – Pac-12Nickname Golden BearsSporting affiliationsAm. East MPSFMascot Oski the BearWebsite www.berkeley.eduThe University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
(UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, or California[8][9]) is a public research university in Berkeley, California.[9] Founded in 1868, Berkeley is the flagship institution of the ten research universities affiliated with the University of California
California
system
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China Internet Project
The Berkeley China Internet Project (BCIP) is a participatory media and research network, with a focus on how the Internet affects China's media and politics. Based at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, the activities of BCIP are centered on the development of a set of participatory media projects, including China Digital Times (CDT) which explore cutting edge Web 2.0 applications to cover China
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China Digital Times
China
China
Digital Times (CDT; Chinese: 中国数字时代) is a California-based bilingual news website covering China.[2] It aggregates news and analysis from around the Web, while also providing its own original analysis, commentary, translations and multimedia content
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OpenDemocracy
openDemocracy is a United Kingdom-based political website. Founded in 2001, openDemocracy claims that through reporting and analysis of social and political issues, they seek to "challenge power and encourage democratic debate" across the world. The website has attracted around 8 million hits a year. The founders of the website have been involved with established medias and political activism with the UK Labour Party. It has been funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation among other organisations including the National Endowment for Democracy, the Ford Foundation
Ford Foundation
and Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.[1]Contents1 History 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] openDemocracy was founded in 2000 by Anthony Barnett, David Hayes, Susan Richards and Paul Hilder
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Sheena McDonald
Sheena Elizabeth McDonald (born 25 July 1954, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland) is a British journalist and broadcaster.Contents1 Early Life 2 Broadcasting 3 Accident 4 Current work 5 Personal life5.1 Television6 References 7 External linksEarly Life[edit] She was the daughter of Very Rev William J. G. McDonald, minister of Mayfield church in Edinburgh, and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1989. He himself was a broadcaster, hosting Thought for the Day
Thought for the Day
for many years.[1] She graduated from the University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh
in 1976 before gaining a postgraduate certificate in radio, film and television studies from the University of Bristol
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BBC Radio 4
Web StreamFMWorldwide stream URL (HLS, 48 Kbps AAC+) Worldwide stream URL (MPEG DASH, 48 Kbps AAC+) Worldwide stream URL (HLS, 96 Kbps AAC+) Worldwide stream URL (HTTP, 128 Kbps MP3) UK-only stream URL (HLS, 128 Kbps AAC) UK-only stream URL (MPEG DASH, 128 Kbps AAC) UK-only stream URL (HLS, 320 Kbps AAC)LWWorldwide stream URL (HLS, 48 Kbps AAC+) Worldwide stream URL (MPEG DASH, 48 Kbps AAC+) Worldwide stream URL (HLS, 96 Kbps AAC+) Worldwide stream URL (HTTP, 128 Kbps MP3) UK-only stream URL (HLS, 128 Kbps AAC) UK-only stream URL (MPEG DASH, 128 Kbps AAC) UK-only stream URL (HLS, 320 Kbps AAC)Website BBC
BBC
Radio 4 BBC
BBC
Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history
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Creative Commons
Creative Commons
Commons
(CC) is an American non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share.[2] The organization has released several copyright-licenses known as Creative Commons
Commons
licenses free of charge to the public. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators. An easy-to-understand one-page explanation of rights, with associated visual symbols, explains the specifics of each Creative Commons
Commons
license. Creative Commons
Commons
licenses do not replace copyright, but are based upon it
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