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  1. Delta leads nation on dirty-air data

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... especially major cities, were expected to feel the heat and learn from the delta on how it was seeking to control air pollution. Shanghai plans to publish data on fine particles from June, while ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing and Cheung Chi-fai The Pearl River Delta is a step ahead in releasing up-to-the-hour information on microscopic pollutants across the region, including Hong Kong, ...

  2. Pearl River Delta air just keeps getting worse

    Posted Apr 04th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing and Cheung Chi-fai Guangdong cities on list of filthy Air quality in the Pearl River Delta is some of the filthiest on the mainland, with the number of smoggy days ... Dongguan, one of the top industrial cities in Guangdong and home to many Hong Kong factories, was now the dirtiest city in the province in terms of air pollution, the newspaper said. Quoting ...

  3. Third breakdown in four days hits high-speed line

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... hours to departures. Many passengers lined up for refunds and some headed to the airport. On Sunday, the power supply to a train on the high-speed line was cut in Shandong province, trapping hundreds of passengers in airtight cabins for more than two hours without air-conditioning. Nineteen trains were delayed, with the authorities blaming bad weather for the disruption. The Ministry ...

  4. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Tickets go on sale for high-speed rail link between Beijing and Guangzhou

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Delta is the world's longest bullet-train line. It will eventually allow high-speed trips between Beijing and Hong Kong, after the Shenzhen-Hong Kong high-speed link's scheduled ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Quicker and cheaper to go by air than use Guangzhou's high-speed service to Beijing Air fares retain advantage despite rail link's debut ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing acting mayor pledges to reduce the air pollution- by 2pc

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... to reduce its air pollution- by 2 pc Beijing plans to reduce concentrations of major air pollutants by 2 per cent this year, the capital's acting major said yesterday following two weekends of record-setting smog. Wang Anshun said at the opening of the annual session of the city's people's congress that the government would "considerably cut PM2.5 in the air ...

  6. Mainland cities struggle to meet clean-air standards

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Newly revised clean-air standards pose severe challenges to mainland authorities, with at least two-thirds of cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, failing to meet the stricter pollution limits released this week, a senior environmental official said yesterday. Although the revised air quality standards still lag far ...

  7. Mainland's new air pollution values adopted

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... a national outcry over last year's increasingly bad air in urban areas. The new standards, which the Ministry of Environmental Protection revised late last year, were aimed at easing mounting public discontent over official pollution readings that showed positive air-quality figures, even on smoggy days, Xinhua said, citing a statement released after a State Council meeting yesterday. ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Beijing's crazy, quick fixes for toxic air: canned air, bicycle-powered air filters

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:08pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Can you blame them for trying? You can see the pollution from space With air pollution at an all time high in the Chinese capital, Beijing's ... to design a bicycle that powers an air filter, as he rides through the city. Elsewhere in Beijing, billionaire entrepreneur Chen Guangbiao is taking plans to sell canned air seriously. ...

  9. Clearer line to Shenzhen is to be welcomed

    Posted Sep 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong's global competitiveness would be enhanced. And the Pearl River Delta would be better placed to meet the economic challenge from the Yangtze River Delta. But the two cities compete ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Getting a flat in new affordable housing project in Beijing like winning a lottery

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:07am by CELINE SUN; LANGI CHIANG

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing and Langi Chiang The city's latest affordable housing scheme leaves more than 140,000 applicants vying for just 2,000 homes in an outer district Buying in Beijing comes down to luck of the draw It's like a lucky draw. More than 140,000 families are lining up for only 2,000 flats on sale in Beijing's first "self-use commercial ...




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