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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing hopes smog won't cloud Apec summit in capital next year

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Capital building green complex for next Apec meeting, but critics say move to suburbs won't be enough to escape air pollution New summit site may provide no smog relief With Beijing authorities planning to showcase their green efforts in an eco-friendly complex in suburban Huairou district for the Apec summit next year, the public are left ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Dangerous levels of smog more typical of winter descend on Beijing ahead of national holiday

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Amount of dangerous PM2.5 particles hits 10 times recommended safety level weeks ahead of usual season for filthy winter air Smog shrouds capital for 3rd straight day Beijing was cloaked in smog for the third consecutive day yesterday as the city's weather bureau issued a yellow alert for haze. Some emergency measures promised by authorities ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Quarter of Beijing's air pollution originates from elsewhere

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com In breaking down the source of the capital's air pollution, the local environmental bureau shows the answer will require regional effort 25pc ... causes of smog - fine particles - to around 60 micrograms cubic metre by 2017. The municipal government was confident it could achieve the target, so long as other areas met their goals, Fang Li ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China unveils tough measures to combat air pollution

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 05:59pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com The world's largest carbon emitter promises to close dirty factories and cut reliance on coal in an effort to improve environment by 2017 Beijing unveils plan ... resources. Shandong - a big coal consuming province perennially cloaked in smog - was left out in the PM 2.5 reduction scheme altogether. Li Yan, Greenpeace East Asia climate and energy campaign ...

  5. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Many Chinese disappointed 'giant snails' can't be eaten

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 02:54pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com “Giant” snails, some as big as an adult’s fist, have been spotted by villagers in China’s southern Guangxi province where they have become a threat to local ... they were recently returned to the mainland as edible delicacies. Read more SCMP China Insider stories by Amy Li or follow her on Twitter ...

  6. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Outcry after Chinese tourists pictured hunting rare sea creatures in disputed Paracel Islands

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:32pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com Months after the first Chinese tour ship sailed into the disputed Paracel Islands claimed by both China and Vietnam, the country’s online community has expressed fears that tourism could ruin the picturesque South China sea islands. Concerns have been sparked after  a controversial post  in which a tourist uploaded photos of his recent trip ...

  7. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    'Absurd' plastic trees on Nanjing highway pulled after viral post

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 11:09am by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com Plastic trees planted along a highway in Jiangsu province were removed after a microblogger posted photos in outrage over "absurd" spending, reported China News Service  on Tuesday. A Nanjing microblogger, surnamed Yang, came across workers planting the fake trees along a stretch of an airport expressway at the weekend, and snapped a few ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing reels in 'unsafe' air every other day

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing Jing.li@scmp.com Capital reels in 'unsafe' air every other day Air quality in 74 major cities was deemed unsafe for nearly half of the days in the first six months of this year, with the area comprising Beijing Tianjin-Hebei area found to be the most polluted region, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said on its website yesterday. In an interview ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Calls for governor Li Xiaopeng to resign after second Shanxi disaster cover-up

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Officials accused of hiding a second disaster in a fortnight, and once again fingers are pointed at son of former premier Li Peng five-day ... of thousands of residents in Hebei. The provincial government led by acting governor Li Xiaopeng, the son of former hardline premier Li Peng, took five days to issue a public warning after 9 tonnes ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing only 17th most polluted city, ministry says

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Capital dropped down pollution table in March, ministry says, though activist doubts its accuracy; on average, cities had 17 days of severe smog Beijing has a serious air pollution problem, but officially it was not even among the 10 most polluted mainlan ...




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