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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Apples grow black in China's 'Coal City'

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 04:02pm by Ernest Kao

    ... sometimes known as "Coal City" of northern China's Hebei province. Villagers say apples that grow here have “genetically” adopted a permanent blackish tone instead of their once ... of the nation's ten most polluted cities are located in Hebei province- a major centre for China's steel and coal industry. Intensive coal mining coupled with poor regulation and safety standards ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    High smog alert likely as pollution goes off the charts in Beijing, Hebei

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:27am by Li Jing

    ... this weekend- and it won't be the skies. More smog is on the way after pollution exceeded the maximum reading on the Air Quality Index in parts of the capital and 10 Hebei cities on Thursday ... manufacturing hub in Hebei, one reason the air quality index rose above the 500 maximum was high levels of PM2.5- the tiny particles most damaging to health- which hit 825 micrograms per cubic metre ...

  3. News - China

    Graft probe into senior official of Hebei province

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 02:13pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com The head of Hebei province’s organisation department – a former Shanxi official – is being investigated on suspicion of corruption. Liang Bin, 58, a member of the standing committee of Hebei’s provincial party committee who is in charge of personnel, is being investigated for “suspected serious violation of party discipline and state laws”, the Central ...

  4. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Another cadre found with huge hoard of yuan, and gold, this time in Hebei

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 03:47am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Hebei official found with 100m yuan and 37kg gold at home, and keys to 68 properties, months after 200m yuan seized at coal official’s home Another lowly cadre with huge cash stash A corrupt official in Hebei province kept more than 100 million yuan (HK$126 million) in cash and 37kg of gold in his flat, and had amassed a portfolio of 68 properties by the time ...

  5. News - China

    Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei sign tax cooperation agreement

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 12:07pm by Mandy Zhou

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Move seen as part of an effort launched by Xi to create an integrated megalopolis Taxation departments in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei have signed an agreement ... at a meeting on Wednesday when the agreement was signed. With a number of industries such as garment making and furniture manufacturing in Beijing moving to Hebei province to ease pressure caused ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hebei orders factory shutdowns to stop smog casting pall over Apec

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 03:31am by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Province orders hundreds of factories to shut down for 12 days to ensure clear skies above Beijing as Pacific Rim leaders gather for talks Hebei cuts output to stop smog over Apec Hebei province will idle more than 800 polluting factories for nearly two weeks to stop smog shrouding Beijing as world leaders visit the capital for next month's Apec ...

  7. News - China

    Hebei province governments take heat for smog battling efforts

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 03:42pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... in Hebei province for their inadequate emergency measures in dealing with the heavy smog that hit the northern China region last week. “Emergency works in some areas are too formulaic, without ... and Hebei had carried out a series of emergency measures as required since last Wednesday including suspending factory production and construction, forcing more cars off the road, banning trash ...

  8. News - China - ACCIDENT

    Eight dead, six injured as truck crashes into Hebei bus stop

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:30pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com At least eight people were killed after a runaway truck smashed into a bus stop in Hebei province on Tuesday. The six-wheeler truck lost control of its brakes and ploughed into waiting communiters, and collided with two cars. The accident happened at around 8am in downtown Zhangjiakou city, injuring another six people. Photos from the scene, ...

  9. Business - Commodities - industry

    Hebei's July steel output drops 6pc

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:21am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Province sees result of drive to shut polluting plants and weaker demand Hebei's July steel output drops 6pc Hebei, the top steel province on the mainland, saw ... Production of crude steel touched 15.16 million tonnes last month, down 2 per cent from June, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics showed. Hebei is on the frontline of a "war ...

  10. News - China - MILITARY

    ‘Internet addicts’ will be denied entry to Chinese military in Hebei

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 06:15pm by Kathy Gao

    ... are not an internet addict. The People’s Liberation Army in northern Hebei province has introduced a measure to screen out internet-obsessed recruits as a test for their political discipline, according to a Hebei newspaper. The Yanzhao Metropolis Daily said the enlistment authorities would check whether prospective PLA recruits are addicted to web surfing or video games as part of their “political ...




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