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  1. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Clean air to breathe is a human right, too

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... As anger grows among smog-bound residents, the leadership seems to lack the political will to make tackling rampant pollution a top priority After days of being shrouded in heavy smog, Beijing residents woke up on Friday to spectacular blue skies. But the ...

  2. Officials battling to save people and face over relief debacle

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei The worst snowstorms to hit the mainland for more than half a century are putting the authorities to their sternest test of leadership, organisational and crisis management capabilities in the full eyes of the international community. After a slow start, mainland leaders have mobilised the mighty national machine and mounted an unprecedented rescue effort in the past few ...

  3. Environmental pledge has to be backed up with action

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... 'Our striving goal is to let people drink clean water, breathe fresh air, and have a better environment in which to live and work.' That is one of the multitude of pledges Premier Wen Jiabao made yesterday while delivering his government work re ...

  4. China's energy product mix needs attention, say experts

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... and the northeastern region. Beijing mayor Wang Qishan on Tuesday said that on December 31, the city's reserves of natural gas supplied by the Shaanxi-Beijing natural gas pipeline were down to 400 million ... explore ways of producing more energy resources using its abundant coal supplies, experts said. Henry Wang, corporate planning director for the Shell companies in China, said coal would remain ...

  5. Public safety ranks first among officials' concerns

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Mayor Wang Qishan said ensuring public safety was a top priority as the capital approached the 2008 Olympics. He said the accelerated pace of infrastructure development and the repositioning ... to be the centre of the mainland's third wave of development, following the Pearl River Delta and the Yangtze River Delta. Mr Wang said he expected the development would sustain Beijing's ...

  6. Urban planner doubts traffic woes will be eased for Games

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Traffic will remain a big headache, and urban planning will not work effectively unless government functions are moved outside the city to suburbs and satellite towns,' Mr Liang said. Wang Qishan was elected mayor on Saturday at the end of a meeting of the Municipal People's Congress. Mr Wang said resolving the capital's chronic traffic congestion would be one of his top ...

  7. Rural districts get big slice of budget

    Posted Jan 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as it struggles to solve resource shortages for the capital's development, Mayor Wang Qishan said yesterday. He made the comment in his annual work report, delivered at the opening of the Beijing People's Congress. Mr Wang also highlighted plans to tackle resource shortfalls and slower-than-expected economic restructuring over the next 12 months. Mr Wang said shortages of land, energy ...

  8. Olympics chief repeats pollution warning

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... (Bocog), Beijing Mayor Wang Qishan and senior members of the United Nations. The Olympic Games had brought many problems to the surface, Dr Rogge said- and he praised Beijing for its enormous ...

  9. Typhoon sets back Shenzhen's greening

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com Severe Typhoon Vicente damaged 115,000 trees in Shenzhen, including 30,000 that were uprooted, leaving the city with its biggest clean-up challenge in decades. By comparison, Vicente felled about 1,000 trees when it slammed into Hong Kong on Monday night. Huang Tianren, a deputy director of the landscaping division of the Shenzhen urban ...

  10. News - China

    Dongchuan district chief vows to investigate ‘milk river’ pollution

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 07:03pm by Chris Luo

    ... made by Dongchuan environmental bureau chief Wang Jieyun last Tuesday. Wang insisted the water in the stream was safe to drink and for irrigating crops. But Wang’s claims backfired when ... questioned Wang’s conclusion, saying the “environmental bureau is both law enforcer and interested party.” Local residents were also sceptical, according to media reports. Villagers said the river ...




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