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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Beijing's crazy, quick fixes for toxic air: canned air, bicycle-powered air filters

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:08pm by Christy Choi

    ... to poor regions of China and places of historic revolutionary importance. Sales, which had been moderate, took off after the recent streak of bad air days, with eight million cans sold in the last ... awareness about air pollution in China. The Daily Matter isn't sure if these solutions really work, as the jury's still out on the efficacy of air filters.  But for the long term, perhaps ...

  2. News - China

    Beijing has 'relatively poor air quality' says environmental chief as air pollutants soar 30pc

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:37pm by Chris Luo

    ... to become a coal-free city. Earlier figures from a study publicised on Sunday in Beijing show outdoor air pollution caused 1.2 million deaths in China in 2010. This was 40 per cent of the total ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Nitrogen dioxide and the inhalable particulate matter, PM10, rose by a third Beijing's top environment official described the city's air quality ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it: China's smog

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am

    ... The problem of China's choking smog HOW THEY SEE IT 2. 3. 1. 1.China Daily  We should not forget our long-term role in improving the air quality and protecting the fragile environment. Vice-Premier Li Keqiang remarked last Tuesday that China's air pollution treatment would be a long process that needed everyone's participation. As the first top Party official ...

  4. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Beijing's air pollution soars as sand storm looms

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 03:16pm by Amy Li

    ... US embassy air quality monitor reaches 'hazardous' levels by mid-afternoon Beijing's air pollution levels soared on Friday after thick smog engulfed the capital. The US embassy air quality monitor for PM2.5 - airborne particles small enough to enter the lungs and blood - reached levels “hazardous” and hit 440 micrograms per cubic metre about 2pm. The Ministry ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Clean air should be a basic right

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Clean air should be a basic right Hazardous smog- that has for days blanketed north, central and east China- makes plain the scale of the environmental challenge Xi ... alone will not make the air in China's cities safer. That will require a new kind of thinking, a sustainable model of development and great resolve. ...

  6. Air China aims for 50pc of Beijing market

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Air China hopes to grow its market share in Beijing to 50 per cent from a current 44 per cent after it moves to Beijing Capital International Airport's new third terminal next March. ... and terminal at Beijing's main airport was built primarily for Air China and its code-share partners such as Lufthansa, Dragonair and Cathay Pacific Airways. Planners expect the expansion to boost ...

  7. More focus needed to cut air pollution

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mainland China's rapid industrial development has led to many problems of air pollution in its cities. Residents have long wanted the government to tackle the problem- and provide ... continually added to air pollution problems caused by big construction projects. Beijing's air quality became a global concern when it hosted the 2008 Olympics. At the time, the World Health ...

  8. News - China - BALLOON DISASTER

    Beijing urged to tighten controls over hot-air balloons after tragedy in Egypt

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of the tragedy in Egypt, the mainland's biggest hot-air balloon club is urging the government to take steps to stop illegal flights and balloon manufacturing in China. Cheng Peng, general manager of the club based in Tianjin, told the South China Morning Post that there were nearly 100 active hot-air balloon clubs on the mainland, but only four or five were licensed to train pilots ...

  9. News - China - Beijing

    Beijing air pollution soars off index as dust storm brews in west

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 10:20am by Ernest Kao

    ... Beijing air pollution levels soared off the charts on Thursday morning for the second time this week, as a wave of heavy smog engulfed the city. The haze will be compounded by a sandstorm brewing in northern China, which has already affected parts of Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Shanxi and Hebei. “A sandstorm in Mongolia and Inner Mongolia is blowing west to east and will gradually ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Don't just blame pollution for the flood of fleeing expats

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... to consider leaving? The European Union's Chamber of Commerce in China recently went some way towards answering this. Air pollution in the big mainland cities such as Beijing had become a key ... in China, you can also make it anywhere. To leave or not to leave China is your call, but why you leave is more of a personal matter rather than reaching for that easy excuse about air pollution. ...




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