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  1. Smog in Guangdong worst since founding of people's republic

    Posted Jan 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... meteorological bureau. A bureau report reviewing the atmospheric state of Guangdong last year said the average number of smoggy days reported was 75.5, the highest since 1949 when the People's Republic of China was founded. It also revealed that some inland cities which had been relatively free of smog had started to report an increasing number of smoggy days. In Hong Kong, smog last ...

  2. Inspectors claim initial success with land laws

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People's Congress vice-chairman Sheng Huaren admitted local governments were not totally complying with central government efforts to fight the malpractices in land management laws, and some wanted corrective measures to end. 'We found that... there was a common desire among officials- in eastern, central and western China- to sell farmland seized from farmers,' the report to the NPC ...

  3. China cuts quota for rare earth exports

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... against the United States and Japan in the political arena, with the latter increasingly seeing China as a threat. Premier Wen Jiabao publicly rejected this view in October. There are 17 rare ... Eric Ng China has slashed export quotas for rare earths, setting the stage for further trade tensions with its major trading partners. Rare-earth prices are set to rise further after ...

  4. Environmental watchdog lashes out after spill

    Posted Jul 15th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... by the government. Wang Canfa, a law professor at China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, said the blueprint might have only a minimal impact on the country's grave heavy metal ... by the ministry and China Securities Regulatory Commission, enterprises in heavily polluting industries must seek environmental approval before listing and are subject to regular scrutiny afterwards. ...

  5. Party nod for 'super ministry' plans

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi, Wang Xiangwei

    ... and boost efficiency. The annual session of the National People's Congress, which begins on Wednesday, is expected to approve forming a mega ministry of industries and information that would ... needs to tackle the pressing issues of pollution and global warming. Wang Canfa, an environmental expert at the China University of Political Science and Law, said the move would give Sepa some ...

  6. Appearance of party heavyweights shows depth of crisis

    Posted Feb 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the seriousness of the disaster and were trying to bolster the morale of policemen, People's Liberation Army soldiers and others mobilised for disaster-relief tasks. They also comforted ordinary ... reconstruction works. These included ensuring the stable future supply of electricity and restoring agriculture, China Radio International reported. CCTV footage showed Jia Qinglin, Xi Jinping and Zhou ...

  7. After felling crime figures, Bo Xilai turns to planting trees

    Posted Mar 19th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the mainland's top anti-graft official, praised the crackdown, but that was at an informal event two days before the National People's Congress meeting. In Zhou's case, the security tsar made ... directed his political ambition to trees. A tree-planting campaign shortly after his appointment in late 2007 attracted controversy. Environmentalists complained that the government wasted money ...

  8. Slowdown makes it more difficult to hit green targets

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to speed up approvals for projects to boost domestic demand. The source said the ministry was struggling to fight the political pressure and uphold strict standards. According to one mainland media ...

  9. Watchdog set up to stop rampant illegal conversion of farmland

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... government is worried about China's grain security due to the rapid loss of farmland. In a separate report posted on the same government website, an unidentified Ministry of Labour and Social ... said. Li Ping, who represents the Seattle-based Rural Development Institute in China, said inspectors should also monitor 'legal' land conversions and acquisitions to ensure farmers ...

  10. Pollution in the boardroom

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland is becoming as famous for its environmental problems as the economic growth that creates them. In this series, South China Morning Post senior reporter Cameron Dueck examines ... sustainability. Both require a conscious change in attitudes and practices by business leaders. 'No longer the preserve of scientists and political activists, it [climate change] has started ...




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