Close up of panels on a Devon solar farm

Councils powerless to stop solar panels made by enslaved workers from being installed in the county, says Devon CPRE

As councillors in Mid Devon prepare to decide whether to grant planning permission for a huge solar farm at Langford, the local branch of the countryside charity CPRE has revealed that local authorities are being forced to accept solar panels made using forced labour in China. Several Devon councils have admitted to the charity that despite statements on their websites about human rights and...


The long march to modernity: from ‘Three Inch Golden Lotus’ to working mom - the transformation of Chinese women With Professor Yang-wen Zheng, University of Manchester

A Historical Association and University of Plymouth History department talk.

How has a century of war and revolution changed the lives of Chinese women? Their journey from the late Qing to the post-Mao period provides a unique window through which to examine the recent Chinese past.

In this talk Professor Yang-wen Zheng, University of Manchester, will trace the lives of women and their long march to modernity. Why did women respond to change more enthusiastically than men? Why have historians ignored older women – mothers, mothers-in-law and grandmothers – who were the real...

Plymouth University and Nanjing University of the Arts launch dual award in game design

Talented game designers from China will be completing their studies at Plymouth University as part of a groundbreaking new partnership.

The University has signed an agreement with the Nanjing University of the Arts to jointly run an undergraduate award, officially endorsed by China’s Ministry of Education.

The dual award will recruit its first students to start in September...

China visit first step in international dental collaboration

A visit from senior management at Capital Medical University in Beijing to Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) is the first step in a collaboration between the two organisations.

Professor Yuxing Bai, Dean of the School of Stomatology (oral medicine) at Capital Medical University, and Professor Kai Yang, the School’s Director of Education, visited...

Dartmoor to star in campaign in China

Dartmoor National Park has been chosen as one of the 101 British landmarks that Visit Britain will be featuring in their £1.6m marketing campaign in China - GREAT Names for GREAT Britain

The campaign is designed to encourage Chinese people to learn more about Britain by inviting them to come up with the most fitting, meaningful and memorable Chinese names for British places and...

Exhibition provides a snapshot of a changing natural world

A series of striking images that show the ever-changing state of the natural world are going on show in China as part of a major new exhibition.

Flow is a showcase of the photographic talents of academics and doctoral students at Plymouth University, and features a range of works taken all over the world.

They include pictures of cliff erosion on the coast of South West England...