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  1. Environmental pawns in a game of power

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with environmental protection. Clearly, they have to be offered greater incentives, preferably economic ones. Activists and journalists should be able to operate more freely to effectively monitor and expose ... increasingly politicised, because environmental degradation now threatens the very economic miracle that has brought recognition and legitimacy to the central government and its one-party rule. Tens ...

  2. Proposed environmental changes fall on deaf ears

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou, Peter Simpson

    ... Games can breathe better air. But the host city's 'comprehensive environmental plans' outlined during the bidding period took a knock yesterday when it was revealed a scheme to make all of the capital's petrol stations environmentally friendly had spluttered to a halt. Only 173 fuelling stations of the 1,442 in the city- just over 8 per cent- have fulfilled ...

  3. Green GDP stays on agenda of environmental watchdog

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... in January. Government statisticians have expressed resistance to the idea, but the State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa) is optimistic the index will be adopted and become a success. ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The country's top environmental watchdog says it will continue to push for a 'green GDP' despite technical difficulties and a spat with national ...

  4. Beijing's protective arms

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Steven Xu

    ... based on massive investment and exports appears increasingly unsustainable. Apart from the extensive environmental destruction and increasing resentment among trade partners this engenders, ...

  5. News - China

    Beijing has 'relatively poor air quality' says environmental chief as air pollutants soar 30pc

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:37pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Nitrogen dioxide and the inhalable particulate matter, PM10, rose by a third Beijing's top environment official described the city's air quality as 'relatively poor' on Tuesday as statistics emerged revealing the level of major air pollutants in the city had soared by 30 per cent this year. Beijing environmental bureau chief Chen Tian said ...

  6. Green watchdog extends its reach

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Eleven new monitoring centres will be set up- all bypassing local governments China's environmental watchdog has flexed its muscles over rampant local government interference and intends to set up regional centres to handle pollution accidents and environmental disputes. However, the move by the State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa), ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Northern China on health alert as smog worsens

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the most polluted day I can remember." The Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau said its own figures showed PM2.5 levels had exceeded 700 micrograms per cubic metre since early ... blanketed a dozen provinces in the north, cente and east in recent weeks intensified, with environmental advocates describing it as the worst they could recall. In Beijing, pollution readings ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The people are Beijing's ally in fight for cleaner air

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by SCOTT MOORE

    ... environmental protection efforts. In recent years, Beijing has experimented with several ways to promote public participation, including by establishing hotlines to enable citizens to report polluting ... must harness the palpable outrage among Beijing residents to force industries and local governments to adopt more stringent regulations. China's Ministry of Environmental Protection has ...

  9. Beijing edicts ineffective without enforcement

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the formulation of a policy shift that would make environmental protection a priority on par with economic growth. Last month, Premier Wen Jiabao laid down in the nation's 11th five-year plan ... The economy has continued to expand at a rapid rate, while environmental degradation has worsened. Ironically, when Mr Wen addressed a national conference on environmental protection in Beijing ...

  10. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Beijing to spend 18b yuan to protect farmers' land rights

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Beijing set to spend 18b yuan on clarifying tenure of plots and ordering local officials to issue certificates to farmers in five years Plan to protect rural land rights The mainland is going to spend 18 billion yuan (HK$22.4 billion) identifying and registering the contractual rights of farmland in the countryside over the next five years amid ...




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