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  1. More focus needed to cut air pollution

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... ammunition to call for change. Hong Kong now lags behind Beijing in checking its air quality, but officials say there are meters that are currently being tested. Air pollution kills, ... at the moment, both in Hong Kong and Beijing. The United States embassy in Beijing has started to publish its own pollution figures, and so this shamed the government into making its own information ...

  2. Ban cars weekly to cut pollution

    Posted Aug 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How can we tackle the atrocious air quality in Hong Kong? Ban certain cars from the roads once a week. It is hardly an original idea. Cars were routinely kept off the roads in Madrid when I lived there 15 years ago. Given the grim relationship between pollution and car exhaust, what excuse do we have not to execute drastic laws that reduce traffic congestion and improve the air ...

  3. Business - China Business - VEHICLES

    The 40b yuan cost of new emission rule

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Upgrade may force small carmakers out of business as Beijing becomes the first mainland city to ban registration of non-compliant vehicles Stringent new emission standards that will be imposed on mainland carmakers from March 1 may cost the industry about ...

  4. News - China - GREEN MATTERS

    Worst air pollution results of year in China barely noticed by public

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... in political smoke Mainland environmental officials must have breathed an ironic sigh of relief this month when some of the worst air pollution readings of the year in most cities went largely ... clues about just how dangerous it is to live in areas with too much air pollution. Nearly 2,600 people were expected to die prematurely in Beijing this year due to pollution from smog-causing ...

  5. 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

    ... pointing to the worsening air pollution as the main cause. Does all this really suggest that the mainland is losing its attractiveness? Is air pollution really the most important reason for them 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 ...

  6. News - China - POLLUTION

    Most cities expected to fail to meet stricter new air pollution standards

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... New readings reveal extent of pollution Only five of 120 mainland cities logged "blue-sky days" on New Year's Day as the first up-to-the-hour air quality readings were reported ... "moderate" air pollution. The 24-hour reading of PM2.5 fine particulates in the southern area of Yizhuang stood at 153, or moderate pollution. The outskirts of the city seemed to fare the worst. ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Li Keqiang warns fighting pollution will 'take time' as choking smog continues grip

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... pollution, as smog levels remained at "unhealthy" levels yesterday. Li, the first high-ranking official to comment on air pollution since a large area of the mainland was blanketed in thick ... but more law enforcement measures were needed. Air pollution fell yesterday from the "hazardous" and "beyond index" levels of previous days. The PM2.5 count in most urban areas ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Mainland China moved by trains, not planes

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... because of its environmental destructiveness. It's a simple equation. Aviation pollutes on a far greater scale than railways, both in terms of noise and air quality. Electricity required ... expensive fossil fuels, which not only pollute our air but contribute significantly to global warming and climate change. Moreover, as airports and air corridors become more congested, aircraft ...

  9. Business - Companies

    More Chinese cities to curb car sales to tackle pollution

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 02:20pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing New Chinese leadership under President Xi Jinping is emphasising need to improve quality of life, but air pollution remains a major problem Eight more cities in China, the world’s biggest automotive market, are likely to announce policies restricting new vehicle purchases, an official at the automakers association said, as Beijing tries to control air pollution. Shi ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Clean air should be a basic right

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am

    ... as a result. Air pollution in Beijing that is the worst in at least a decade has to provide an impetus for tough action. Pictures of the capital's skyline- buildings mere shadows amid the ghostly ... purchases of new cars; and, since the start of the year, better information on air pollution has been made available. Winds later this week are predicted to start blowing the smog away. But nature ...




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