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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Experts urged to improve collaboration to combat air pollution

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 06:31pm

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Top air scientists and health experts yesterday called for enhanced regional collaboration to tackle the choking air pollution that has long plagued ... environmental areas.” The clarion call comes at a time of growing awareness and concern about the effects of air pollution, particularly on elderly people and young children. Outdoor air pollution ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for Beijing to get tough with polluters

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 09:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time to get tough with polluters Negative perceptions arising from poor travel services and traffic congestion, serious air pollution in major cities, food safety scandals ... Clearly they are confident of a profitable turnaround. But it could depend on how serious the central government is about enforcing new air-quality goals, since research indicates pollution has ...

  3. News - China

    China city caps car-buying to curb pollution

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 04:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tianjin Another Chinese city has capped the total number of car licence plates it will issue annually, state media said Sunday, following moves by Beijing and other metropolises to curb pollution and congestion. The world’s most populous nation is also the world’s largest car-buyer. But it is trying to curb poor air quality and other environmental damages caused ...

  4. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Smog? It bolsters military defence, says Chinese nationalist newspaper

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 04:08pm by Chris Luo

    ... contributing to air pollution could hinder missile guidance systems. The article said that during the Kosovo war, soldiers of the then Federal Republic of Yugoslavia used smoke from burning tyres ... which was seen as an attempt by authorities to put a positive spin on deteriorating air quality and to divert public anger from official inaction. “Are you saying the smog is not air pollution ...

  5. News - Asia - AIR POLLUTION

    South Korea’s solution to smog: eat more pork

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 07:01pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com The belief that pork detoxifies the lungs has prompted Koreans to consume more of the meat in light of recent pollution problems Sales of pork have skyrocketed in South Korea, largely thanks to an old superstition that claims eating the meat helps the body dispose of pollutants taken in from breathing smog. Homeplus, the second largest chain ...

  6. News - China Insider - AIR POLLUTION

    Chinese elementary school begins an 'anti-smog martial arts' programme

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 07:00pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com The programme is designed to 'reduce the residual gas in the body's internal organs' In the latest Chinese effort to combat air pollution ... there was no way to tell how effective the school’s anti-smog martial arts programme actually was, especially in light of the city’s crippling air pollution. Eastern China has been covered in smog ...

  7. News - China Insider - AIR POLLUTION

    Winners and losers as China tackles winter smog

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 03:20pm

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com As a polluted haze of thick, winter smog settles over China’s north eastern provinces, local governments and employers are dealing with the problem in innovative ways. In Shanghai, where PM2.5 air pollution averaged 382 micrograms per cubic metre on Friday, (14 times higher than the WHO’s recommended daily exposure level), the government ordered ...

  8. News - China

    Shanghai cloaked in smog as air pollution hits dangerous peak

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 02:42pm by XINHUA

    ... Xinhua in Shanghai, China Smog shrouded the skyline of China's financial hub Shanghai as air pollution in the city hit its worst level on Monday. Air quality in Shanghai was recorded at 303 on the official Air Quality Index (AQI) on Monday morning, crossing the 300 threshold that indicates the most severe level of air pollution on the chart. The AQI monitors six pollutants ...

  9. News - China

    Smog or smoke? Zhejiang factory fire burns for three hours before residents notice

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 10:26am by Amy Li

    ... to curb the worst air pollution in years.  While Beijing’s municipal government said it was the worst smog in many years, provinces including Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui and Hebei have also reported ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Fashion-forward face masks a big hit in China amid soaring air pollution

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 11:22am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan in Beijing China’s worsening air pollution has had a surprising and unexpected consequence – fashionable face masks. A trend has sprung up among people who want to look good while trying to avoid the smog. Face masks are now an accessory and are matched according to the weather, sport or outdoor activity. When the air is bad, people who don’t wear masks are like ET ...




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