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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    State oil and pollution politics blamed for bad air in China

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 01:00pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... with the ministry. With media focusing on a sudden worsening of the air quality in Beijing at the start of this year – 21 days in January recorded “heavily polluted” levels or worse – urban residents are increasingly impatient with the political wrangling. “The air pollution is terrible,” said Beijing resident Zhang Shuqing. “They need to sort it out, the department responsible needs to sort out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1142432/politics-pollution-cnpc-sinopec-take-choke-hold-power
  2. News - China

    Pollution blamed for drop in Beijing tourism

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 12:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... on Saturday, with air pollution blamed for the decline. The total number of tourists arriving in Beijing during the first half of this year dropped 14.3 per cent compared to the same period last year, ... for 72 hours visa-free, which was introduced in January. Beijing regularly sees hazardous air pollution, and levels of particulate matter rose to almost 40 times World Health Organization (WHO) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1294098/pollution-blamed-drop-beijing-tourism
  3. News - China

    China to launch its first carbon trading scheme

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 05:05pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China, the world’s largest carbon emitter, was set on Tuesday to launch its first carbon trading scheme aimed at reducing emissions, state media said. ... and government officials have said they will continue to rise until around 2030. Beijing is aiming by 2020 for a 40 per cent reduction from 2005 levels of carbon intensity, a measure of the amount ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1263635/china-launch-its-first-carbon-trading-scheme
  4. News - China

    EU official says China can curb pollution

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 10:05am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... China can curb pollution without sacrificing economic growth, an EU commissioner said during a two-day trip to Beijing to meet with officials and environmental activists. EU Environment ... plants to close. “You can deal with air pollution and at the same time still have growth,” Potocnik said, adding that the European Union’s strict legislation to combat air pollution had achieved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1286009/eu-official-says-china-can-curb-pollution
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Rising anger as complaints about Beijing's air pollution double

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:44am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Beijing sees doubling of air-pollution complaints Complaints about Beijing's air pollution more than doubled in the first five months of the year, authorities said, ... of the environment-related complaints submitted to Beijing authorities from January to May concerned air pollution, the environmental bureau said. To defuse potential sources of unrest, leaders have been desperate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532982/complaints-about-beijings-air-pollution-more-double-year
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing gets tough on pollution as Apec leaders' meeting approaches

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 02:21pm by Adrian Wan

    ... on factories that contribute to pollution during the event, The Beijing News reported. The authorities are seeking to downplay concerns about Beijing's choking air pollution that are likely ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Authorities want assurances that areas near meeting venues will be in top shape, but play down concerns about air pollution Capital seeks pledges on clean-up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1526626/beijing-gets-tough-pollution-apec-leaders-meeting-approaches
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to build new hi-tech power network to help fight pollution

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:44pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... projects after they were endorsed in the National Action Plan for Air Pollution Prevention and Control released last year amid a series of smog crises, according to the State Grid report. The UHV ... power plants, regarded as a major contributor to China's air pollution, to be retired. The State Grid report cited the company's president, Liu Zhenya, as saying that UHV technology ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1512282/china-build-new-hi-tech-power-grid-help-fight-pollution
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing can breathe more deeply as air quality improves in 2014, says government

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:22pm by Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com

    ... 60 micrograms per cubic metre. Other forms of air pollutants, such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, also fell. Authorities said that the massive efforts carried out by Beijing ... Stephen Chen in Beijing stephen.chen@scmp.com A week after capital was hit by the worst smog in months, official report reveals a 11 per cent fall in levels of hazardous air particles over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551857/beijing-can-breath-more-deeply-years-air-quality-improves-2013-says
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing still among China's most competitive cities despite smog, report says

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:13am by Zhang Hong

    ... of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei. To improve air quality, Beijing has ordered many of its big polluters out of the capital, which often means they go to the surrounding area. In the coming three years, another 1,200 large ... by June. Beijing received relatively high marks for liveability despite severe air and traffic issues. The capital ranked 41st, up 33 places from last year. "High housing prices, air pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508707/beijing-still-among-chinas-most-competitive-cities-despite-smog-report
  10. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Beijing ramps up ‘war on pollution’ with record number of fines

    Posted May 05th 2014, 04:49pm by Reuters

    ... to fight pollution. Beijing’s air quality has come under intense scrutiny since January last year, when heavy smog settled over the city to the alarm of its residents. Premier Li Keqiang in March promised a “war on pollution” as the country seeks to stem public anger over premature deaths while weaning the economy off over-dependence on energy-guzzling heavy industry. Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505028/beijing-ramps-war-pollution-record-number-fines

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