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  1. '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 ... people were only shut off at midnight on Tuesday. Li Ping, a spokesman for the Heilongjiang Environmental Protection Bureau, said the polluted water had taken longer than expected to reach Harbin ...

  2. Watchdog backs city's silence on toxic river

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

    ... Petroleum and Chemical Company initially maintained the November 13 blast, which killed five people, did not cause contamination to the Songhua River. The pollution came to light this week after ... 'They've known about the pollution for days but didn't say a thing; what else aren't they telling us?' Zhang Ming, a professor at Renmin University in Beijing, accused the Jilin ...

  3. A capital question arises: now what happens?

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma, Shi Jiangtao

    ... that the government has done so much to cut pollution,' Ms Wang said. China had shut down 200 polluting factories and treated 90 per cent of Beijing city's waste water, and introduced vehicle ... be the best legacy of the Games for the city if they could continue, but we know it's not really possible as those bans on private cars, building sites and polluting factories will have ...

  4. Watchdog vows close eye on cadres as it battles graft

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... and food safety, pollution and land acquisition. The annual meeting, which finished yesterday, also vowed to tighten discipline on officials charged with implementing central government economic ... while monitoring food safety and pollution ...

  5. 60b yuan left off budget books, audit office finds

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... cent of the total due. More than half of 287 high-polluting, high energy-consuming firms that were audited either failed environmental standards, should have been shut down, or ordered to cut ...

  6. Terminal debt and despair hit cancer villages

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... vulnerability of many rural residents. First, they are more susceptible to health crises caused by pollution, unclean water, fake or substandard food products, and outbreaks of infectious diseases. Near ... discharge from the nearby chemical factories for polluting the area's rivers and soil. But the Tianjin government has tried to play down the environmental aspect and even sent Wang Dehua, ...

  7. Security panel chief warns of more unrest and social tension

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... in the stock and property markets, unemployment, lack of health care for the needy and the poor, pollution and bad public services in cities. The committee is a high-level party organ with the job ...

  8. 10 yuan can mean life or death for rural poor

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... was about 7,000 yuan, far higher than the annual rural family income. Farmers also are more vulnerable to infectious disease and environmental pollution than their urban counterparts. Rural areas ... of cancer clusters because of their proximity to serious pollution. Zhao Genming, of the epidemiology department at Fudan University in Shanghai, said the prevalence of some conditions appeared ...



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