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As China Restricts Funding, Die-Hard Environmentalist Persists

By Coco Feng
Jin Jiaman visits a project site in Myanmar. Photo: Global Environmental Institute
Jin Jiaman visits a project site in Myanmar. Photo: Global Environmental Institute

After more than a decade working for the government, Jin Jiaman came to a realization that changed the direction of her career protecting the environment.

“Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) can do what the government can’t,” she told Caixin in a recent interview.

With that thought in mind, Jin would go on to quit her job with an institute under the Ministry of Environmental Protection and later found the Global Environmental Institute (GEI) in 2004.

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