Our mission is to promote a common understanding of China’s urgent environmental challenges. As part of this, we encourage you to share our content under the following guidelines.
Unless otherwise stated, all our written content comes under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY NC ND) licence. For multimedia content, see the section below.
Under this licence, you can republish our written content online or in print without notifying us or gaining our consent, as long as you attribute the content to us, with a link back to the original article on our website, do not use the content for commercial purposes and do not change the content (with some exceptions outlined in the table below).
For all our content, we request that you delay republication by at least two days after the original publication date. In addition, please share data on how many people our articles reach through your site, and inform us if you regularly republish our content at the email address below.
If you would like further clarification on the terms of this republishing policy or permission to use content in ways not outlined here, please contact us: [email protected]
Multimedia content means: graphics, photos, videos, podcasts and audio recordings.
Any multimedia content with an attribution that carries the copyright symbol is published on our site with permission from the creator but does not fall under the terms of our Creative Commons licence and cannot be republished. If you would like to republish an article containing copyrighted multimedia content, you may use the text and any other material that does not carry the copyright symbol, but the copyrighted elements must be removed.
Attributions will appear as:
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Any photos or graphics (whether static or interactive) that are either unattributed, branded with any of our logos or that contain “China Dialogue Ocean” in the attribution belong to us and are published under the same Creative Commons licence as our written content.
Attributions will appear as:
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This content can be republished and re-used either along with the article in which it appears or independently of the written content, as long as the licence terms are respected. If republished along with the original article, please retain the original attribution. If re-used independently of the written content, please provide a clear attribution, with clickable links, alongside the item following this format: Creator’s name / China Dialogue Ocean, CC BY NC ND
If you would like access to original image files, including higher-quality versions, please contact our multimedia team: [email protected]
Images attributed as follows can be republished along with our written content, but carry their own terms:
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We purchase “limited use” rights to some images via Alamy. Our agreement with Alamy allows these images to be republished along with the articles in which they appear, but not independently of the written content, as long as the terms of our Creative Commons licence are respected. Retain the image attribution as it appears in the article.
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We use images from external providers that have given us permission for their work to be published under our Creative Commons licence on a “limited use” basis. These images can be republished along with the articles in which they appear, but not independently of the written content, as long as the terms of our Creative Commons licence are respected. Retain the image attribution as it appears in the article.
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We use images from external providers released by them under one of the various Creative Commons licences. As long as the terms of our Creative Commons licence are respected, these images can be republished along with the articles in which they appear. Retain the image attribution as it appears in the article. For independent use, refer back to the source.
Unless otherwise stated, the videos on our site belong to us. We encourage you to share and re-work our video content. As such, all our videos are released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY NC) licence. This means you can republish, re-use and re-work our videos as long as you credit both China Dialogue Ocean and the video’s creators and do not use the content for commercial purposes.
For example, if you would like to republish this video, please clearly display the following attribution: This China Dialogue Ocean film was filmed by Antonia Colodro, directed and edited by Alejandra Cuéllar. It was released under the Creative Commons BY NC licence.
Re-worked video content should be credited in the same way.
For access to our video files or to clipreels of the footage used, please contact our multimedia team: [email protected]
Our podcasts are released under the same Creative Commons licence as our written content and can be republished and re-used (but not changed) either along with the accompanying written content or independently, as long as the licence terms are respected.
Many of the podcasts that appear on our site are made in collaboration with Sustainable Asia. If republished along with the written content, please attribute both China Dialogue and Sustainable Asia. For example: This podcast by Sustainable Asia was originally published on China Dialogue Ocean under the Creative Commons BY NC ND licence.
If you would like to republish the podcast independently of the written content, please contact Sustainable Asia directly: communications@