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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Pollution and food safety to top legal agenda this year, Zhang Dejiang tells NPC delegates

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 02:59pm by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com NPC chairman Zhang Dejiang tells delegates it is time to address growing public concerns over mounting threats to their health Pollution to top legal agenda China's top lawmaker vowed yesterday to push forward legislation in areas of key public concern, including pollution and oversight of officials' conduct. National People's Congress (NPC) ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats say they may boycott C. Y. Leung's 'pointless' trip to Guangdong

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Tony Cheung

    ... Chun-ying, with the Democratic Party saying it would be interested only if food safety and pollution issues were covered. Some lawmakers also felt the trip would be pointless because political reform ... quarantine for live chickens, [imports of] water from the Dongjiang, air pollution … and 'gutter oil'," referring to the tainted oil scandal that has hit Taiwan, Hong Kong ...

  3. News - China - POLITICS

    New environmental team booed amid pollution woes

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing, Verna Yu

    ... Li Jing and Verna Yu in Beijing Rare display of discord in NPC as committee that oversees country's widely criticised anti-pollution efforts gets large number of 'no' votes Environment panel met with boos Delegates to the mainland's rubber-stamp legislature finally got a chance to express their grievances over rampant pollution in votes yesterday as Beijing was once ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Young tycoon wants to serve Mid-Levels with district office

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Tony Cheung

    ... and noise pollution, and he believed he could help with those problems. Ng's office will become the Liberals' Hong Kong Island office. For her part, Cheng- a social worker and a district ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Beijing, Taipei sign science pacts

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:12am by Lawrence Chung

    ... officials said. Air pollution is a major problem on the mainland and has begun to affect Taiwan as smog is blown towards the island. "Leaders of our two sides will make certain decisions on air-pollution control during their talks," the foundation's vice- chairman, Chang Hsien-yao, told a news conference in Taipei yesterday. He said the two sides started discussing the pollution ...

  6. News - China Insider - POLITICS

    President Xi Jinping braves smog in surprise visit to popular Beijing tourist zone

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 12:45pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... turned a steamed bun restaurant into a tourism attraction. Xi earned praise among internet users for taking the stroll as air pollution had reached hazardous levels on Tuesday. The level of PM2.5 pollutants- microscopic particles considered the most dangerous to people’s health- reached 432 micrograms per cubic metre as of 12pm, according to the Beijing Environmental Protection Monitoring ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Full text: CY Leung’s 2014 Annual Report

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:49pm

    ... the efficiency of the bus network, reduce roadside air pollution, and alleviate traffic congestion and pressure to increase fare. • In March 2014, the Transport Advisory Committee was invited to conduct ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping's drive for reform depends on strong party, says former senior policymaker Shi Zhihong

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:19am by Keith Zhai

    ... under the law; promoting citizen involvement in social issues such as food safety and air pollution; allowing democracy at the lower levels of government; and educating citizens to have strong ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pressure on CY Leung to deliver on clean air

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Delivering on clean air A big carrot is likely to be accompanied by a heavy stick when Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announces plans to phase out old and polluting commercial diesel vehicles as he ... will translate his pledges into policy and how far he will go in introducing measures to clean up the polluted air that not only tarnishes the city's image as an international financial centre ...

  10. News - China - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping names three Standing Committee members as deputies on new panel

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 03:56am by Zhang Hong

    ... as a political blow to Li, who, as premier, would have been expected to oversee economic reform. But others have argued that the challenges facing the country- corruption, pollution, social unrest ...




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