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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by CHINA DAILY, GUARDIAN, Gulf News

    ... Xi Jinping's formal election as president 1. China Daily Hopes are running high for the coming decade, as Xi Jinping has made a stir with his refreshing no-nonsense style … His ... for people to swim in five years from now. (Beijing)   2. The Guardian It has been a long time since China has had a presentable first lady. But marriage to the folk singer Peng Liyuan has imbued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1192540/how-they-see-it
  2. News - China - POLLUTION

    China's pollution data too hazy to know if leaders' war on smog is working

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:16am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Many polluters are ignoring an edict to publish emissions details online, and numbers that are released are often incomplete, official study shows Pollution data still too hazy The mainland's efforts to name and shame its filthiest power stations and impose tough new emission standards are the leading weapons in President Xi Jinping's war on pollution. The world ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594928/chinas-pollution-data-too-hazy-know-if-leaders-war-smog-working
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by The Guardian, CHINA DAILY, WASHINGTON POST

    ... statutes Congress has passed. … If there is a scandal, it is that a government contractor of Snowden's stature had access to highly classified material. Washington   3. China Daily While US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1261772/how-they-see-it
  4. News - China

    China slams US-Japan treaty on Diaoyus

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 06:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing China

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China China on Monday branded a US-Japan security treaty “a product of the cold war” after Washington reaffirmed its commitment to Japan in its territorial dispute with China over the Senkaku Islands, known in Chinese as the Diaoyus. The amendment, attached to the National Defence Authorisation Bill, noted that while the United States “takes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1096576/china-slams-us-japan-treaty-diaoyus
  5. News - China - PROTEST

    Pollution fears prompt protests against chemical plants and incinerators

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:16am by McClatchy Tribune

    ... or Xinjiang," said Dr Judith Shapiro, a professor at American University in Washington who specialises in China's environment. Industrial contaminants have fouled about one-fifth of the country's arable farmland. The World Health Organisation says air pollution levels in Beijing are 40 times higher than deemed safe to breathe. Dangerous levels of heavy metals show up in its rice. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594929/pollution-fears-prompt-protests-against-chemical-plants-and-incinerators
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Breathing Hong Kong's toxic cocktail of pollutants makes us stupid

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:59am by STPEHN THOMPSON

    ... Stephen Thompson Toxic heavy metals in the air have huge effect on our bodies and characters, even years after we leave highly polluted environments Could bad air be leading to survival ... of geologists, biologists, chemists and psychologists. Heavy metals, the most dangerously toxic pollutants, have resided undisturbed in the earth's crust since its formation five billion years ago. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1586774/breathing-hong-kongs-toxic-cocktail-pollutants-makes-us-stupid
  7. News - China

    Chinese dictionary's 100 new entries offer words for 'pollution' and nation's 'uncouth, newly rich'

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... China has enjoyed a decades-long economic boom, but at the same time inequality has widened, and a small elite have become extremely wealthy. The dictionary was compiled in the 1990s and first published in 2004 “to implement the national standard for Chinese language and characters and to guide teachers and students”, the state-run China Daily said today. It is backed by the National ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581466/chinese-dictionarys-100-new-entries-offer-words-pollution-and-nations
  8. Lifestyle

    Smartphone app that measures air pollution being developed

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:39am by ALAN YU

    ... streets have high levels of air pollution so they can avoid them. The idea is to use a smartphone to find out where you are, and then calculate the level of pollution in nearby areas, drawing ... while looking to buy a house for his family. He wanted to avoid air pollution, but when he checked the air pollution sensors around Israel, he found the information scattered in various ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1581750/smartphone-app-measures-air-pollution
  9. News - China - POLLUTION

    Sulphur plant pollutes reservoir in Chongqing

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Sulphur plant pollutes reservoir A reservoir in Chongqing has been contaminated by a sulphur processing plant, threatening the safety of water supplies ... into the reservoir through a 1.5 metre-wide drainage pipe, Xinhua said. The level of iron in water samples was also more than 30 times higher than national safety standards, the China News Service reported. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575656/sulphur-plant-pollutes-reservoir-chongqing
  10. News - China - POLLUTION

    Guangdong proposes illegal polluters pay fines equal to 30pc of losses

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 03:49pm by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com A top executive involved in a dirty project could also lose half their annual salary under tougher measures in a new draft regulation Anyone who pollutes ... authority. The penalty is part of the stricter measures against heavily polluting and energy-consumption projects, which will no longer be approved for launch there. The regulation, which has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1572853/30pc-penalty-proposed-serious-polluters-guangdong

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