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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing acting mayor pledges to reduce the air pollution- by 2pc

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... to reduce its air pollution- by 2 pc Beijing plans to reduce concentrations of major air pollutants by 2 per cent this year, the capital's acting major said yesterday following two weekends ... by government agencies, promote clean energy in rural areas and control dust at construction sites. The capital's air pollution reached hazardous levels over the past two weekends, with the levels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1133929/beijing-acting-mayor-pledges-reduce-air-pollution-2pc
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Don't just blame pollution for the flood of fleeing expats

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... pollution for the flood of fleeing expats I think I have read more than enough about why some expatriates have decided to leave the mainland and why now. Articles and blogs are awash with complaints pointing to the worsening air pollution as the main cause. Does all this really suggest that the mainland is losing its attractiveness? Is air pollution really the most important reason for them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1236296/dont-just-blame-pollution-flood-fleeing-expats
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Deforestation to blame for Beijing's pollution

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

    ... is sadly a reality of life. Early this year, according to Beijing's municipal environmental authorities, the city's pollution reached dangerous levels. On January 13, the municipal ... worse due to climate change, and the rapid economic development in recent years is also blamed. As a result, the city proposed a ban on older vehicles, on factories pumping out pollutants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1204076/deforestation-blame-beijings-pollution
  4. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Beijing's air pollution soars as sand storm looms

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 03:16pm by Amy Li

    ... US embassy air quality monitor reaches 'hazardous' levels by mid-afternoon Beijing's air pollution levels soared on Friday after thick smog engulfed the capital. The US ... of Environmental Protection in Beijing advised residents to avoid outdoor activities on Friday, saying pollution levels were “severe,” according to its website.  A sand storm combined with strong winds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1186259/beijings-air-pollution-soars-sand-storm-looms
  5. News - China - Beijing

    Beijing air pollution soars off index as dust storm brews in west

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 10:20am by Ernest Kao

    ... Beijing air pollution levels soared off the charts on Thursday morning for the second time this week, as a wave of heavy smog engulfed the city. The haze will be compounded by a sandstorm ... affect our city, raising the concentration of fine respirable particulates. Overall pollution levels are now serious. Friends from the public are advised to stay indoors,” the Beijing Municipal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1162062/beijing-air-pollution-soars-beyond-index-again
  6. News - China

    Beijing has 'relatively poor air quality' says environmental chief as air pollutants soar 30pc

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:37pm by Chris Luo

    ... as 'relatively poor' on Tuesday as statistics emerged revealing the level of major air pollutants in the city had soared by 30 per cent this year. Beijing environmental bureau chief Chen Tian said ... on Wednesday.  These two compounds- along with sulphur dioxide- make up the three major pollutants closely monitored by officials. Chen revealed that sulphur dioxide levels had dropped slightly, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1206079/beijing-has-relatively-poor-air-quality-says-environmental-chief-air
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it: China's smog

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am

    ... environment. Vice-Premier Li Keqiang remarked last Tuesday that China's air pollution treatment would be a long process that needed everyone's participation. As the first top Party official to address air pollution after the horrible hazy weather across China, Li said the country should change its mode of economic growth. Vowing to strengthen the enforcement of environmental protection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1131827/how-they-see-it-chinas-smog
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The people are Beijing's ally in fight for cleaner air

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by SCOTT MOORE

    ... Scott Moore Scott Moore says Beijing must force tougher pollution curbs on industries Public opinion is an ally in the fight for cleaner air Beijing's air quality index recently measured pollution that was so bad it leapt off the chart. Most notable about this most recent urban air pollution crisis is that it highlights like never before the folly of the Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1133812/people-are-beijings-ally-fight-cleaner-air
  9. Mainland's new air pollution values adopted

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com The mainland government has formally adopted new pollution standards encompassing smog-related pollutants such as fine particles after ... public discontent over official pollution readings that showed positive air-quality figures, even on smoggy days, Xinhua said, citing a statement released after a State Council meeting yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994081/mainlands-new-air-pollution-values-adopted
  10. Beijing set to release figures on pollution

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The municipal environmental authorities in Beijing will release air pollution readings for PM2.5 - fine particles with a diameter less than 2.5 microns ... of fine particle pollution,' Ma said. US government standards describe PM2.5 readings above 300 as 'hazardous for the entire population'. The US embassy's readings in Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989341/beijing-set-release-figures-pollution

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