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Naked shopping arrives at a major supermarket in Hong Kong

Feature Story | 2019-11-21 at 20:14

Plastic packaging is absolutely everywhere in our supermarkets and we’re fighting hard to change that. Now, for the first time, a large-scale store in Hong Kong is offering customers the chance to shop naked for toiletries. Responding to consumer...

How Greenpeace is pushing Hong Kong to go #PlasticFreeNow

Feature Story | 2019-11-21 at 17:54

Plastic waste is causing a pollution crisis -- overloading landfills and, even worse, poisoning our once pristine coastline. That’s why Greenpeace launched its #PlasticFreeNow campaign in 2016 to achieve reduction at source, meaning you and me,...

China, Korea and Chile challenge Japan over Fukushima contaminated water crisis at...

Press release | 2019-10-15 at 10:00

9 October 2019, London, The Japanese government was challenged today by several UN member states and Greenpeace at a meeting of the International Maritime Organization in London. States parties to the London Convention – London Protocol (LC-LP),...

Five jaw-dropping facts about sharks

Feature Story | 2019-07-31 at 14:02

It’s shark week! A full week devoted to one of our favorite sea creatures - and one of the most misunderstood.

2019

Hub | 2019-07-27 at 15:20

2019 Oceans Feature Stories

Why we need a Global Ocean Treaty (and how we’ll get it)

Feature Story | 2019-07-27 at 0:30

This UN treaty could be a game-changer for ocean protection. Here’s how it works, and how together we’ll make sure world leaders get it right.

2019

Hub | 2019-01-08 at 15:47

2019

Beyond the beach clean-up

Blog entry by Yen Ning, Oceans Campaigner @ Greenpeace East Asia | 2018-12-02

Greenpeace and local NGO Society of Wilderness have been working together to survey the ENTIRE 1,210 km-coastline of Taiwan and estimate how much rubbish is actually on our beaches. It took us just two weeks! Want to know how we did it...

2018

Hub | 2018-09-17 at 15:20

2018 Oceans Feature Stories

Taiwanese seafood giant linked to human rights violations - Greenpeace

Press release | 2018-05-24 at 10:00

Taipei, 24 May 2018 - New evidence released today links human rights abuses to Taiwan’s international fishing fleet, including major seafood trader Fong Chun Formosa Fishery Company (FCF). This has serious implications for its global supply...

In China, a wave of support for Antarctic protection

Blog entry by Erin Newport | 2018-04-25

TV star Wang Yuheng is on a mission to protect the Antarctic. In February, he joined Greenpeace on our Antarctic ship tour, where he came face-to-face with wildlife in the region, returning to China with the message that the area...

Oil tanker carrying 1 million barrels of oil on fire off China coast - Greenpeace...

Press release | 2018-01-08 at 15:49

Beijing, 8 January 2018 - In response to the collision of the Sanchi oil tanker and the cargo ship CF Crystal in the East China Sea on Sunday, Greenpeace expresses concern about the safety of the 32 missing crew members.

2018

Hub | 2018-01-08 at 15:47

2018

China has a big overfishing problem

Blog entry by Tom Baxter | 2017-11-06

China is catching an estimated four million tons of fish too young or small for human consumption every year, exacerbating the country’s over-fishing problem and potentially decimating fish stocks.   A new report by Greenpeace...

Almost one third of China’s annual fisheries catch is ‘trash’ fish - Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-07-31 at 11:57

Beijing, 31 July 2017 - 4 million tons of China’s total annual domestic fisheries catch is comprised of so-called “trash” fish - fish too young or too small to be consumed by humans - a Greenpeace East Asia investigation has found. This accounts...

2017

Hub | 2017-07-31 at 11:56

2017

My night on board a Chinese fishing vessel in West Africa

Blog entry by Bolei Liu | 2017-04-13

I am currently sailing with Greenpeace’s beautiful Esperanza on a ship tour called “ Hope in West Africa ” to protect the invaluable fishery resources of that region. As part of our investigation and research work in Mauritanian waters...

Greenpeace finds microplastics in all 5 leading cosmetic retailers : inadequate...

Press release | 2016-10-13 at 15:18

Hong Kong, October 12 2016 - A crowdsourcing investigation by Greenpeace East Asia in Hong Kong, has found five leading cosmetics retailers selling products with microplastics, which has increasingly been proven to be damaging to the environment...

2016

Hub | 2016-10-13 at 11:33

2016 Oceans Press Releases

How can we avoid microbeads in Hong Kong?

Blog entry by Suki Yuen | 2016-10-08

Back in July, Greenpeace East Asia exposed how the microplastics found in some of our favourite makeup and personal care products are polluting our oceans. Every day in Hong Kong, 4.8 billion microplastics find their way...

5 Problems with China’s Distant Water Fishing Industry

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2016-08-08

Fishing vessels moored in the port of Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, 31 July 2014 Simply put, China’s distant water fishing (DWF) industry, boats operating in other countries' waters or on the high seas, is enormous. With the latest...

From L'Oréal to Revlon, which brands are polluting the ocean with microbeads?

Blog entry by Taehyun Park | 2016-07-21

After discovering that 170 types of seafood contained traces of microplastics, Greenpeace East Asia decided to put 30 of the world’s biggest cosmetic and personal care brands to the test. Microbeads might be best known to...

3 (unpalatable) facts you need to know if you eat sashimi

Blog entry by Yen Ning | 2016-04-14

One in three pieces of sashimi is from fish caught by Taiwanese fishing vessels. If you eat imported seafood, chances are you’ve eaten Taiwan caught fish, so when we’re talking Taiwanese seafood, we’re talking about an industry that...

China should seek inspiration from Paris to reign in our lawless ocean

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 2016-04-07 1 comment

Out of sight, but thankfully not out of mind, this week global negotiators are discussing how to protect our ocean’s much-abused ecosystems. In particular, they will be discussing how to manage areas beyond national control. As a major...

Year in, year out, let there be fish

Blog entry by Yang Yi | 2016-02-06

China’s rampant overfishing is threatening its most ancient traditions. That might seem like a bizarre blog title. But to any Chinese speaker it would make perfect sense. The word for fish is a homonym (two words which sound...

Recent wave of enforcement could be vanishing vaquita’s saving grace

Blog entry by Alexandra Andersson | 2015-12-18

This month sees three significant actions to tackle Hong Kong’s underground totoaba trade – the force that’s driving vaquitas to extinction This month is ‘make or break’ for the world’s 57 remaining vaquitas.  Despite dire...

The Rainbow Warrior’s shocking exposure of illegal fishing on the Pacific high seas

Blog entry by Yen Ning | 2015-09-17

On Wednesday 9 September, on the vast waters of the Pacific Ocean, not far from Papua New Guinean water, I and an international crew of Greenpeace campaigners aboard the Rainbow Warrior made contact with a small Taiwanese tuna...

BREAKING - Standard Chartered ditches giant coal mine threatening Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 2015-08-11 at 14:55

Hong Kong, 11 Aug 2015 - Standard Chartered has announced yesterday that it is pulling out of one of the world’s most controversial coal developments following an international campaign by Greenpeace East Asia and others environmental groups.

Greenpeace demands Standard Chartered ‘Choose Coral Not Coal’

Press release | 2015-06-23 at 18:06

Hong Kong, 23 June 2015 – Greenpeace today unfurled a 30 x 5 metre banner reading ‘Choose Coral Not Coal’ outside Standard Chartered Bank’s flagship branch, in the heart of Hong Kong’s financial district. Greenpeace demands the bank immediately...

One huge reason to love World Oceans Day

Blog entry by Rashid Kang | 2015-06-08

Anyone who has witnessed the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef knows it needs no introduction. Its sublime, other-worldly beauty is as bizarre as it is stunning.  It is the world’s largest living thing, a pulsing structure made up of...

How a black market trade is killing the world’s smallest porpoise

Feature Story | 2015-05-27 at 16:04

In some Asian cultures, the dried swim bladders of certain large fishes are considered a culinary delicacy. To Chinese people they are known as fish maw, and are highly prized as symbols of high social status. However, the senseless worship of...

2015

Hub | 2015-05-27 at 15:56

2015 Oceans Feature Stories

Greenpeace exposes global wildlife trade pushing world’s rarest marine animal to...

Press release | 2015-05-27 at 13:35

Hong Kong, May 27, 2015 – A Greenpeace East Asia undercover investigation has today exposed market players in a global and illegal trade in marine wildlife from Mexico to Hong Kong and China, which is driving the last 97 vaquitas – the world’s...

Save Vaquita

Standard Page | 2015-05-27 at 10:59

Stop the illegal trade and save the vaquita

The ties that bind: Sino-Africa partnership undercut by rogue Chinese fishing companies

Feature Story | 2015-05-20 at 16:09

Between 26 October and 21 November last year, a group of campaigners on the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza, sailed through the waters of Senegal, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau in West Africa. The waters were hardly being patrolled as the region...

New evidence shows Chinese, West African governments must reign in rogue fishing...

Press release | 2015-05-20 at 10:00

Beijing/Dakar, 20 May 2015 – At least 74 fishing vessels owned and operated by four Chinese Distant Water Fishing (DWF)companies have been exposed for fishing illegally in prohibited fishing grounds in West Africa and falsifying their gross...

Africa's fisheries' paradise at a crossroads

Publication | 2015-05-20 at 10:00

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing practices, systematic fishing vessel tonnage fraud and the exportation of a destructive fisheries model.

2015

Hub | 2015-05-20 at 6:55

2015 Oceans Reports

Greenpeace activists protest Standard Chartered’s role in Reef wrecking coal mine

Press release | 2015-05-06 at 14:55

6 May 2015, Hong Kong – Twenty Greenpeace Hong Kong activists took action at Standard Chartered’s Hong Kong headquarters today, just hours before the company’s annual general meeting in London, urging the bank to end its association with one of...

2015

Hub | 2015-05-06 at 14:54

2014 Oceans Press Releases

China Tuna Industry officially withdraws Hong Kong IPO application

Press release | 2014-12-10 at 18:29

Hong Kong 10 Dec 2014 – The China Tuna Industry Group (CTI) Holding Limited has officially withdrawn its IPO application from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx). In September, Greenpeace found that CTI had understated the environmental and...

Deutsche Bank under pressure as Chinese Government joins Greenpeace, condemning...

Press release | 2014-10-16 at 17:13

Hong Kong, 16 October 2014 – The Chinese government has criticized as “misleading” a bungled initial public offering (IPO) that Deutsche Bank organised for one of China’s largest tuna longline companies. The IPO has been suspended after...

Deutsche Bank under pressure as Chinese Government joins Greenpeace, condemning...

Press release | 2014-10-16 at 17:13

Hong Kong, 16 October 2014 – The Chinese government has criticized as “misleading” a bungled initial public offering (IPO) that Deutsche Bank organised for one of China’s largest tuna longline companies. The IPO has been suspended after...

2014

Hub | 2014-09-19 at 12:06

2014 Oceans Press Releases

INVESTING TO EXPAND FISHING FOR DEPLETED STOCKS, A BAD BUSINESS, SAYS GREENPEACE

Press release | 2014-09-19 at 10:00

Hong Kong 16 Sept 2014 – Greenpeace exposes today that the China Tuna Industry Group (CTI) Holding Limited, which is planning for public listing on the Hong Kong stock market imminently, understates the environmental and sustainability risks of...

Support for high seas protection grows stronger despite USA

Blog entry by Rachel Pearlin | 2014-06-24

This is my first time in New York, but neither the soaring temperatures, the rush nor the crowds seem to faze me, this is nothing compared to India! This is also my first time at a UN meeting, joining experts from all over the world as...

Let's protect the Antarctic Ocean

Image | 2014-04-21 at 4:00

The oceans around Antarctica are the only oceans on this earth still relatively untouched by human activity. They are home to almost 10,000 unique and diverse species, many of which cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. But today the...

Shareholders need to know the risks of investing in unsustainable fishery

Blog entry by Elsa Lee | 2014-03-21

Fishermen know that if they want fish for the future, they need to let small fish to grow into bigger ones. For a fishing company, the CEO should also know that in order to have his business survive in the long run, the company need to...

The year that was 2013 around the world

Feature Story | 2013-12-31 at 20:00

With your help, Greenpeace has not only reached around the globe to push policy and take direct action, but we have engaged the imagination of a world - a world which is not happy with business as usual and demands a sustainable future. From...

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