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  1. News - China - GREEN MATTERS

    Eco-warrior Liu Futang bears brunt of indifference

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... on unruly polluters, development-minded local authorities and increasingly powerful vested interests, it is arguably more unsettling to note that Hu and Wen, often portrayed by propaganda ... contributions to tackling local environmental problems and his poor health. They have condemned the mistreatment of the 65-year-old, who was detained in July while receiving treatment in hospital ...

  2. Rage at Shaanxi poisoning rises as more young fall sick

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the smelter and all major hospitals in the county. Although authorities tried to reassure locals that they would be cared for, villagers said they had no trust in the cadres. 'Our lives have been ... saying authorities were yet again siding with the polluting plant, one of the biggest private enterprises in Baoji city, which administers Fengxiang county. Villagers said the factory was still ...

  3. Villagers fear pollution toll will escalate

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... is greater than authorities admit. The government of Changqing township limited free check-ups for lead poisoning to children under 14. But tests at hospitals in the nearest city, Baoji, showed ... later at Baoji Central Hospital showed she had 374mg of lead per litre of blood, and a third test, administered by the provincial authorities last week, found 270mg of lead per litre of her ...

  4. Olympic expulsions break law, says expert

    Posted Sep 16th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Beijing authorities had announced that all construction work would be halted from next year to leave the city free from construction-related pollution and ease rising concerns over the city's ... collection- beggars and the homeless, will be either forced out or forced to stay in temporary camps. The city's mental patients would be admitted to hospitals during the Games under the proposed ...

  5. Smelter defies closure order in poison row

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... 615 children in villages near the smelter. The number could rise as more parents take the children to hospitals for check-ups. Hundreds of kilometres southeast of Fengxiang, people in Hunan ... to be examined. All but one of them were found to have been poisoned,' said one villager whose children are being treated in a hospital in the provincial capital, Changsha, which specialises ...

  6. Living under a deadly cloud of uncertainty

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Yang said. His daughter was being treated in hospital in Chencun town bordering his village. 'Doctors have recommended that we undertake rapid lead-elimination treatment for my child, but we have refused so far because she is too young to cope with any possible side effects,' he said. Parents of most of the 244 children sent to hospital with lead poisoning also expressed ...

  7. 'Serious pollution' of river after blast finally admitted

    Posted Nov 24th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma, Shi Jiangtao

    ... authorities yesterday admitted the blast had 'seriously polluted' the Songhua River. The State Environmental Protection Administration said chemical contamination was found in various ... 'If the authorities had communicated with the citizens earlier, people would not have been in such a panic to rush for water and food on Monday and Tuesday. It's really shameful that some ...

  8. Why green watchdogs are losing a dirty war

    Posted Sep 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and medicine free, it remained unclear if the authorities could live up to their promises. 'I will not fully trust the government-organised blood test. The People's Hospital in the county ... authorities. 'Local officials seem to have adopted a delaying tactic to cope with investigations by higher-level authorities and cool things off,' said villager Wang Yuquan. 'They have ...

  9. Locals and visitors shunning dry Harbin

    Posted Nov 25th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... with the provincial Bureau of Surveying and Mapping, said she was not surprised that the authorities had reacted rather slowly to the pollution threat. 'It was not that bad compared with their past ... have forced authorities to respond. As the city-wide shutdown of mains water entered the second day yesterday, authorities were still trying to dig more wells to prepare for a prolonged crisis. ...

  10. Environment takes a back seat

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the region, and landslides and geological hazards continue to pose a threat in mountainous areas. Authorities had promised stricter environmental standards for rebuilding in the wake of the disaster, ... and new construction waste, such as non-degradable plastic materials for prefabricated houses, has already become a headache for local authorities. There are about 620,000 prefabricated houses ...




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