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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Deforestation to blame for Beijing's pollution

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by XUN ZHOU

    ... to deal with this dusty season by covering their head and face with a scarf or wearing a mask. This year, the sandstorm and smog was said to be so bad that even Mao Zedong, the long-dead chairman ... become a serious international issue, and The Guardian called it "airpocalypse". Although some may laugh at the Mao mask as a joke, for people living in Beijing, the smog and sandstorm ...

  2. Champion of Three Gorges Dam dies

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the outset when it was given a green light by Deng Xiaoping in 1982. Top leaders, including Mao Zedong Deng, Jiang Zemin and Li Peng were obsessed with the project. Advocates believed it would ...

  3. Little to fear from bird flu- unless you're a chicken

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in this region in 1957 and 1968- coinciding with periods when Mao Zedong ordered people to live in regimented communes and was overseeing the craziness of the Cultural Revolution, which even included ...

  4. China's limitless thirst for water

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and left unsuitable for drinking. Only about 12 per cent of the nation's water is used in homes. Mao's big plan It was Mao Zedong who suggested that water be moved from the wet south ...

  5. Obsession leads to cluster

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... heroes of China's struggle to gain independence from foreign powers. All of the statues, including those of Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek, face in the same direction, and have expressions ...

  6. Nuclear ban set to end soon

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... original plan to build more reactors than the rest of the world combined in the next decade as another 'Great Leap Forward'. The term refers to the disastrous Mao-era pursuit ...

  7. New pollution figures on way... in five years

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... contamination. Mao Yu, a deputy director of the capital's public health bureau, told Caijing Magazine that there had been a startling increase in lung cancer cases of nearly 60 per cent over ...

  8. Bridge builders skimp on moral fibre

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... River Bridge, designed by China's 'bridge design master' Mao Yisheng and rebuilt 58 years ago, has coped with heavy train and car traffic for decades. The Ministry of Transport ... with Mao's 'good morals'. According to one anecdote, Mao, a civil engineering graduate from Cornell University, was threatened by the railways minister, who said he should jump ...

  9. Dangerous elements

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paul Mooney Yi Xiaomao has tears in her eyes as she talks about the final days of her daughter, Bingjie, who died in 2008, one day before her sixth birthday, partly from cadmium poisoning. The sparse living room is furnished with just a small table, a few wooden stools and an old television. On a wall are posters of a smiling Mao Zedong and the God of Wealth. The table is piled high ...

  10. Taiwan pledges to improve tourist safety after Beijing shows concern

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Taiwan's transport minister, Mao Chi-kuo, said yesterday. His pledge came after reports that the mainland authorities were not happy with a growing list of accidents that have killed 32 mainland ... tourists, Mao said he did not think so. 'It has nothing to do with our plan to allow mainlanders to visit Taiwan individually,' he said. The director of Taiwan's Tourism Bureau, ...




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