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  1. Business - Companies

    More Chinese cities to curb car sales to tackle pollution

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

    ... 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 Jianhua, deputy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1280252/more-chinese-cities-curb-auto-sales-industry-group
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Most Chinese cities hiding vital pollution data from public

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Mainland government not sharing big polluters’ names or amounts of pollutants released Most cities hiding vital pollution data from public Most city governments on the mainland withheld vital information on pollution from the public last year, with many scaling back their disclosure to protect polluters as economic growth slowed, two major ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1202211/most-chinese-cities-hiding-vital-pollution-data-public
  3. News - China

    Factory smoke clouds China pollution pledges

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 11:49am by Agence France-Presse in Dalian

    ... with its pollution problem while also retaining the manufacturing operations that have powered economic growth. Across China public frustration mounted this week as dense smog blanketed swathes ... for pollution victims. “This approach of promising to stop work and then restarting after people stop making a fuss, without giving the public any explanation or information -- the biggest victim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1130848/factory-smoke-clouds-china-pollution-pledges
  4. 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 under tougher pollution standards. Data posted on the Ministry of Environmental Protection's website yesterday showed that most cities saw "moderate" levels of sulphur dioxide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1118612/most-cities-expected-fail-meet-stricter-new-air-pollution-standards
  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

    ... pollution for the flood of fleeing expats I think I have read more than enough about why some expatriates have decided to leave the mainland and why now. Articles and blogs are awash with complaints 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1236296/dont-just-blame-pollution-flood-fleeing-expats
  6. News - China - CASE NOTES

    Lack of environmental public interest litigation in no one's best interest

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Ng Tze Wei

    ... "government departments and concerned organisations as designated by law" to bring lawsuits in relation to "behaviours which harm public interest like environmental pollution or infringement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1077382/lack-environmental-public-interest-litigation-no-ones-best-interest
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Gloomy outlook in campaign for mainland pollution laws

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Environmental experts warn that a campaign to tackle the mainland's air pollution through legal means looks doomed to fail. They give various reasons for their bleak outlook, ... on 26 days and saw air pollution readings hit record levels. Pollution is cited as a factor by the growing number of white-collar workers leaving the country. In 2011, more than 150,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1149735/gloomy-outlook-campaign-mainland-pollution-laws
  8. Comment - Letters

    China must act against pollution

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

    ... brings wealth and this enhances China's status on the world stage. However, there is a downside, as this sector is causing serious pollution problems. Some plants discharge waste water ... Hard-working farmers then find that their efforts are all in vain as they cannot sell their produce. If the pollution is really bad, they may be banned from continuing to farm on their land. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1141488/china-must-act-against-pollution
  9. 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 smog over the weekend, also called for a change in industrial production and consumption patterns. "Pollution is not a problem that emerged only a few days ago - it's a long-term ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1128987/vice-premier-li-keqiang-warns-fighting-pollution-will-take-time
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1113804/worst-air-pollution-results-year-china-barely-noticed-public

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