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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's 'eco-cities' struggle for traction

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... it sounded like paradise. Last year, he moved into an inexpensive flat in one of the city's half-occupied apartment blocks. As a freelance translator, he doesn't mind that most employers ... in a sun-drenched front lobby more befitting a wealthy technology start-up than an educational institution. Xu said tuition of about 400 yuan (HK$500) a month was less than half that in central Tianjin. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483122/chinas-eco-cities-struggle-traction
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing says one-third of its pollution comes from outside the city

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:51pm by Reuters

    ... of China’s 10 most polluted cities in 2013, according to official data. The central government has identified the heavily industrialised Beijing-Hebei-Tianjin region as one of the main fronts in its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483755/beijing-says-one-third-its-pollution-comes-outside-city
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Tianjin says it won't allow steel or cement plants, to curb pollution

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... to fight pollution. The announcement, reported by Xinhua yesterday, echoed statements by neighbouring Hebei province and Beijing, and is in line with last year's central government plan to restrict new manufacturing in key industrial centres. The central government has vowed to reverse the damage done to its environment by decades of untrammelled economic growth, and has identified ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483121/tianjin-says-it-wont-allow-steel-or-cement-plants-curb-pollution
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Alibaba users roped into national water quality survey

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Bloomberg

    ... an algae bloom and choking a lake near Shanghai. "It may be a little risky," Shapiro said of Alibaba's initiative. "They must have some kind of confidence from the central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482487/alibaba-users-roped-national-water-quality-survey
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Gansu tap water contamination blamed on oil pipeline leak

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 06:56pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Lanzhou Petrochemical's oil pipeline lies under this ditch," Yan was quoted as saying, adding that the leakage had been located and repairs were under way. China Central Television ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1478754/crude-oil-leak-blamed-gansu-water-contamination
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... WWF-Hong Kong added. The fall comes amid a crackdown by the central government on extravagance and corruption, and pressure by environmental groups to stamp out the trade. The figures, drawn from ... not rule out the possibility that the central government's anti-corruption measures could have played a role in the big drop in re-exports." No explanation could be given as to why ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469412/hong-kong-shark-fin-imports-fall-35pc
  7. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Violence, arrests in Guangdong city of Maoming as locals rally against petrochemical plant

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 02:18pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... announced an inquiry into former senior municipal official Feng Limei.   Last year, the Communist Party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection sent more than 70 anti-graft investigators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1461609/violence-arrests-guangdong-city-maoming-locals-rally-against
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China will use ‘iron fist’ against pollution, Premier Li Keqiang vows

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 01:36pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Concrete steps include cracking down on polluters and negligent officials The central government has established an ecological compensation mechanism in its revised work report as Premier Li Keqiang pledged an “iron fist” against polluters and negligent officials in the war on environmental degradation. A cross-region payment system for ecological ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447728/china-will-use-iron-fist-against-pollution-premier-li-keqiang-vows
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution a greater concern for delegates to annual CPPCC session

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:33am by Zhang Hong

    ... attention, with delegates submitting 1,018 proposals, after the central government vowed to set up a team headed by President Xi Jinping himself to address such matters. Delegates proposed further ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447379/pollution-greater-concern-delegates-annual-cppcc-session
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China uses cameras on drones to catch industrial polluters unaware

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:43pm by Li Jing

    ... for the central government's law enforcers to collect evidence of violations when they make inspection trips outside of Beijing, because locals easily recognise them and polluting factories swiftly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1446099/environment-agency-uses-drones-snoop-unsuspecting-polluters

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