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  1. China 'open to' binding carbon cuts

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com China's climate chief says the country is 'open to negotiations' on its acceptance of a legally binding target on carbon emission cuts- a move analysts said provided impetus for the long-deadlocked global climate talks. Despite mounting calls from developed countries and poor developing nations, China ...

  2. China pushes opening of power grid

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Electricity regulator considers alternatives to supplier-led development as oversupply of generation capacity looms China's power regulator is supporting a test scheme that, if adopted, would open electricity generation to a wider range of players, allowing small independent operators to sell into the centrally administered distribution grid. The pilot project is planned ...

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    The rise of the tourist hordes

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by ELIZABETH BECKER

    ... impressions of China and set in place a system to create a state-controlled sector that includes government-trained tourist guides extolling the joys of the open market and China. He also rightly ... of "Europe on five dollars a day" began in 1960. That year, 25 million trips were taken across foreign borders. Then came globalisation and the opening of borders. The end of the cold war ...

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    Deforestation to blame for Beijing's pollution

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by XUN ZHOU

    ... of China's open forests were chopped down and one fifth of closed forests were destroyed in areas immediately surrounding the Gobi. In western Shaanxi province, at least 60 per cent of trees, which ... Xun Zhou Xun Zhou says the smog and dust that now plague Beijing can be traced back to the massive deforestation during the Great Leap Forward that left China scarred by environmental ...

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    Artist Ai Weiwei dons gas mask as severe pollution continues to engulf China

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 01:08pm by Agence France Presse

    ... to cash in on the severe air pollution that has blanketed large swathes of China. Shanghai Dragon stocks soared by the 10 per cent daily limit shortly after the market opened for the second day ... problems had increased sharply during the period. Pollution levels were generally lower on Tuesday, with the China National Environment Monitoring Center giving the air quality index in Beijing ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China environment ministry accused of passing buck on project approvals

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... projects", the China Youth Daily reported. Calling the plan a "pollution formula", Li Bo, a senior adviser to the environmental advocacy group Friends of Nature, said it could eventually ... be disastrous," Li said. Similar opposition even exists within the ministry. Deputy minister Pan Yue openly challenged the proposal to hand over such powers at a ministry meeting, a source close ...

  7. Beijing wrapped in blanket of smog

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the China Open women's tennis final and the final stage of the inaugural Tour of Beijing cycling race, local meteorological officials issued a rare warning advising residents to avoid going ...

  8. News - China - ZHEJIANG

    Wenzhou policeman gets sick saving girl from polluted river

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 04:49pm by Ernest Kao

    ... growing water pollution problem. On Sina Weibo, China’s main microblogging service, some users called on the County Environmental Protection Bureau to issue a “formal apology” to Zhang. In the same province earlier this year, an entrepreneur made headlines after he openly challenged a government official in charge of environmental matters to swim in a polluted river, in an attempt ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Kunming to release environment report after protests over petrochemical plant

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... been subject to mass protests, state media said on Monday, as it hopes to head off further unrest ahead of a trade fair. An increasingly affluent urban population has begun to object to China ... on June 6, the same date for the first China-South Asia Expo, which senior Chinese leaders are expected to attend. Kunming mayor Li Wenrong said the government will listen to comments ...

  10. Who said it?

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the Pacific Ocean This guy touched so many people, and really opened doors in China, not only for himself, but for so many others Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy reacting to Yao Ming's nomination to the US Basketball Hall of Fame Overthrowing the regime through a radical revolution is not the way to solve China's problems Artist-activist Ai Weiwei in a rare interview by state ...




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