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, including graphics, photos, images, videos and podcasts, see the multimedia 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 our website, do not use the content for commercial purposes and do not change the content.
You must credit the article’s author by retaining the original by-line and also include a short note at the top of the page naming China Dialogue as the source, with a clickable link back to our website. For example: This article was originally published on China Dialogue under a Creative Commons licence.
Our articles can only be used editorially. They cannot be used to make money in any way. They cannot be sold or republished behind a paywall without our express permission. You can republish on pages with advertising, but you cannot associate our articles with advertising or sell advertising in connection with them.
Apart from headlines, which can be rewritten, you cannot change or edit the content of our articles except for reasons of basic editorial style or to reflect relative changes in time and location. For instance, “organise” can be changed to “organize”, “yesterday” can be changed to “last week” and “Beijing” can be changed to “here”. Mentions of China Dialogue within articles can also be deleted. For example, “the researcher told China Dialogue” can be changed to “the researcher said”. Hyperlinks to China Dialogue articles or those of our partner websites contained within the article cannot be removed, but other outbound links can be. We welcome translations into other languages if the content remains true to the original.
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.
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, images, videos, podcasts and audio recordings.
Any multimedia content with an attribution that carries the copyright symbol (for example: Image © Creator’s name) 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.
Any graphical multimedia content, whether static or interactive, that is either unattributed, branded with any of our logos or that contains “China Dialogue” in the attribution belongs to us and is published under the same Creative Commons licence as our written content. Attributions will appear as below:
- Image: China Dialogue
- Image: Creator’s name/China Dialogue
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, CC BY NC ND
If you would like access to original image files, including higher-quality versions, please contact: [email protected]
Static multimedia content credited as below can be republished along with our written content, but carries its own terms:
- Image: Alamy or Image: Creator’s name/Alamy
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.
- Image: Creator’s name or Image: Creator’s name/Source or Organisation
We use images from external providers that have given us permission for their work to be released 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
- Image: Creator’s name/Source or Organisation, CC BY (or credits following this format)
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, reference 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 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 directed and edited by Alejandra Cuéllar and filmed by Antonia Colodro. It was released under a Creative Commons licence.
Re-worked video content should be credited in the same way.
or access to our video files or to clipreels of the footage used, please contact: [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 under a Creative Commons licence. If you would like to republish the podcast independently of the written content, please contact Sustainable Asia directly: [email protected]