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    Environmental experts say China's new leadership has to tackle pollution

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... the country's worst environmental crisis in three decades, will the new government be able to deliver on its promise? While the past experience of Premier Li Keqiang in overseeing environmental issues ... authorities, and take on the mighty state-owned enterprises. As a vice-premier, Li chaired a key national environmental protection working conference late in 2011, at which, for the first time, he ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Dust storms and smog revisit the streets of Beijing

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

    ... Few words could better describe the weather in Beijing yesterday than the Chinese idiom "flying sand and rolling pebbles" as the capital city was gripped by its second smog-choked dust storm in less than 10 days. Strong, dry winds struck the cit ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Revellers in face masks setting off fireworks sparks rethink of ritual

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Sight of revellers in face masks firing off crackers prompts questioning of need for ancient tradition The spectacle of Beijingers wearing face masks as they set off firecrackers in smog-choked streets at the start of the Lunar New Year led many to ask th ...

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    Most SCMP readers support HK$1 charge on bottles of beer to help pay for recycling glass

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 08:30am by Amy Li

    ... An overwhelming number of SCMP readers say they support an extra HK$1 charge to help pay for recycling glass in Hong Kong. As Hong Kong’s environmental officials consider a scheme to charge an extra HK$1 for bottles of beer, wine and spirits to help pay t ...

  6. News - China

    Hu Jintao tells congress that environment must be a priority

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Party chief says green China must be a priority, as critics point to damage done on his watch Communist Party chief Hu Jintao yesterday emphasised the importance of protecting the environment, but some analysts said its increased degradation in the past d ...

  7. Diploma aims to create a 'greener' corporate mentality

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Al Gore's award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth brought to the fore what green groups have been lamenting for years: our environment is in rapid demise and action needs to be taken before it is too late. Slowly but surely companies across t ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pollution devastates rural areas, threatens farmland

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 03:45pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... for the government's decades-long drive to boost food production, leaving fields and waterways across the country severely polluted, a top environmental official said yesterday. Zhuang Guotai, the Ministry ... Report", compiled by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the National Bureau of Statistics. Zhuang said that most of the nine billion tonnes of sewage and 280 million tonnes of rubbish ...

  10. Five runners collapse in stifling conditions

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam and Zhuang Pinghui At least five athletes, including Hong Kong's top woman marathon runner, collapsed near the finish of a 10km race yesterday as they struggled with serious ... Marathon Pro chairman Li Ho-tung blamed the heat and pollution for runners collapsing. 'The air quality was very bad,' he said. 'The weather was very hot and the air hardly moved. ...




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