Zhou Jigang, formerly of Economics magazine and Hong Kong’s Phoenix Weekly, has focuses on in-depth reporting about macroeconomics and current affairs. His investigations into radioactive pollution in Baotou and China’s underground industries both caused great controversy in China.
A single county in China produces one-fifth of all the manganese excavated on earth. Its residents are paying a terrible price, write Zhou Jigang and Zhu Chuhua. Produced in collaboration with Yale Environment 360.
A new scheme hopes to alleviate water poverty in an arid area of southwest China. Zhou Jigang, Peng Guangcan and Zhen Ceng report on the promises and perils of water trading.
Traditional herders in Inner Mongolia face poverty after being moved into towns to allow grasslands to recover, writes Jigang Zhou. Can Alashan's economy absorb them all, and what are the environmental risks?
Pan Yue, deputy director of China’s State Environmental Protection Administration, sparked debate with his recent essay On Socialist Ecological Civilisation. Here, he tells Jigang Zhou about the global inequalities that threaten China’s environment.