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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Two-thirds of Chinese class themselves as 'environmentalists'

    Posted May 07th 2014, 09:38am by Reuters

    ... in the West. The report finds the Chinese environmentalists tend to be socially conservative, devoted to family and traditional Asian values, and pro-business groups who believe that technology can ... The Chinese-style environmentalists have a much greater sense of urgency as they experience, for example, the choking pollution of Beijing, it found. China is the world's biggest investor in green ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Apec blues: Beijing villages lose heat to keep skies clear for high-profile summit

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 11:42am by Associated Press

    ... Chinese when speaking to journalists. “There cannot be any smoke, and we cannot heat our brick beds,” said Bai, 68. Traditional raised sleeping platforms in frigid northern Chinese houses ... Jinping tells Apec leaders he checks pollution every day Beijing had an all-out effort to clean up the city in 2008, when it hosted the Summer Olympic Games, and authorities have been busy again ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... Sciences and the Social Sciences Academic Press. It ranks 294 Chinese cities using various metrics, including developmental sustainability, business climate and quality of life, among others. ... Shanghai and Shenzhen in terms of "sustainable development", according to an annual ranking of Chinese cities. But the survey found that smog was undermining the competitiveness ...

  4. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin vendors report 82 per cent drop in sales after anti-corruption campaign

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:34pm by James Griffiths

    ... helmed by Chinese celebrities have been credited with changing attitudes, particularly among young Chinese.  "Yao Ming’s commercial impact single-handedly smashed my business," one ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com 85pc of respondents also say they have given up shark fin soup thanks to celebrity campaigns like Yao Ming's Eighty-five per cent of Chinese ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese insurer offers smog insurance policy, the first of its kind

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:49am by Li Jing

    ... in Beijing's 12 monitoring stations all exceed 300 for five consecutive days. Watch: Chinese weather officials: 15 per cent of China blanketed in heavy smog The capital's overall AQI- which ... whether smog is the prime cause of a person's hospital admittance, making the insurance claim process tricky, said Professor Tuo Guozhu, of the Capital University of Economics and Business ...

  6. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:03pm by Silvio Carrillo and Patrick Boehler

    ... in Mong La are sourced in the forests and jungles of the surrounding countries and regions: India, Nepal, Thailand, Bangladesh, Tibet, as well as of course Burma and Laos. It is big business ... trading in endangered species? Yes, everyone involved knows it is an illegal trade, buyers and sellers alike. It would be great if the Chinese government could do a proper crack down on Daluo ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Groundwater monitoring system 'three years away'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by Li Jing

    ... Century Business Herald as saying yesterday. The nation is facing a worsening crisis over its groundwater as cities and farms in the arid north are forced to rely heavily on drawing water from ... excluded," said Song Xianfang, a researcher with the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Song said the standards should have been revised every five years to keep pace with economic growth and shifting ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Fashion labels 'ignoring Chinese suppliers' dirty practices'

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... suppliers' dirty practices' More than 20 of the world's biggest fashion brands have been blasted by mainland environmentalists for ignoring the pollution practices of their alleged Chinese ... to check up on and discipline their polluting suppliers in the Chinese textile industry had been repeatedly ignored. The environmental NGOs, including Friends of Nature, the Institute of Public ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Dolphins offered a 'phoney' deal over Hong Kong airport's third runway

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Ernest Kao

    ... for the runway would gobble up 650 hectares of sea used by the rare Chinese white dolphin. As a result, 70 per cent of an estimated 65 dolphins that belong to the northern social cluster of dolphins ... roaming to and from feeding grounds between the Brothers Islands and the Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chai Marine Park. The runway expansion would also force the dolphins north and into busy shipping ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution a greater concern for delegates to annual CPPCC session

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:33am by Zhang Hong

    ... judging by proposals submitted at this year's session. The National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) concluded its annual plenum in Beijing ... reducing administrative approval procedures for business activities and tightening the regulation of local government financing to reduce the risk of holding local governments' debt. They also ...




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