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  1. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Let it breathe: Beijing considers 'wind tunnels' design for the city to combat smog

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 07:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... pollution. The concept entails designing sections of the city in a way that allows wind to flow more freely, in the belief is that this will help disperse air pollutants. Although the idea has been ... the city layout in a way that can help disperse pollutants,” Shao said. Under the wind pathways framework, he said, certain quarters of the city must be reserved for greenery and ecological parks. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1545011/let-it-breathe-beijing-considers-wind-tunnels-design-city-combat
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing to get powers to shut factories and punish officials in smog battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:17am by Reuters

    ... to bolster the fight against pollution The government is set to pass law changes that will give it more powers to shut polluting factories, punish officials and place protected regions off-limits ... the Ministry of Environmental Protection greater authority to take on polluters. While some details of the fourth draft were still under discussion, it had been agreed that the principle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482779/beijing-get-powers-shut-factories-and-punish-officials-smog-battle
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Initial results of 8-year soil pollution study not accurate enough, experts say

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:24am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com First findings of 8-year government soil analysis may not give accurate picture, experts warn More detailed land pollution study urged Experts have called for more detailed analysis of the extent of soil pollution on the mainland to gauge its seriousness, after the government released its first findings from an eight-year study. The first nationwide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1490062/initial-results-8-year-soil-pollution-study-not-accurate-enough-experts
  4. News - China

    Xi Jinping wants to be seen as on a par with Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:36am by Cary Huang

    ... environmental disasters, food safety scandals, deadly levels of air pollution and violent anger by some ethnic minorities. "On the one hand, [Xi] appears to be committed to reform. On the other, he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1579591/xi-jinping-wants-be-seen-par-mao-zedong-and-deng-xiaoping
  5. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Shenzhen to impose HK$126,000 fines on companies that mislabel genetically modified food

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:24pm by He Huifeng

    ... with engine capacities of 2.5 litres or above will be charged an additional pollutant discharge fee. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574165/shenzhen-impose-countrys-harshest-fine-yet-mislabelling-genetically
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing officials defend plans to source drinking water from polluted Bohai Gulf

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The authorities defend plans to build a large desalination plant at the polluted Bohai Gulf to pump much-needed supplies the capital Beijing looks to the ocean to ease water shortages Beijing's water authorities have defended their plan to ease the capital's water shortage by processing seawater from the highly polluted Bohai Gulf, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495092/beijing-officials-defend-plans-source-drinking-water-polluted-bohai-gulf
  7. Business - Commodities - industry

    Beijing faces battle to rein in overcapacity and reform industries

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:34am by Eric Ng

    ... year's consumption and set relatively high bars for exemption, in an attempt to use market-oriented means to cause the shutdown of the most inefficient and polluting plants. The pricing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1577202/beijing-faces-battle-rein-overcapacity-and-reform-industries
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Toxic' soil pollution report sparks new fears over safety of mainland's home-grown food

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Associated Press and agencies in Beijing

    ... areas such as Pearl River and Yangstze deltas Area of polluted soil 'twice the size of Spain' The government has raised new fears over the safety of the mainland’s home-grown food after admitting that nearly one-fifth of the nation’s soil – including 19.4 per cent of its crop-growing areas – is polluted Worst-hit areas are those where there have been years of unrestricted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486401/area-chinas-polluted-soil-twice-size-spain-survey-reveals
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tung Chung expansion to focus on the east

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by FANNY FUNG

    ... a new population of 140,000 to Tung Chung could expose more people to health risks caused by the serious air pollution there. The green group studied air quality data from many parts of Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574407/tung-chung-expansion-focus-east
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing says one-third of its pollution comes from outside the city

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing About a third of the air pollution in China’s smog-hit capital comes from outside the city, official media reported on Wednesday, citing a pollution watchdog. Chen Tian, ... of China’s 10 most polluted cities in 2013, according to official data. The central government has identified the heavily industrialised Beijing-Hebei-Tianjin region as one of the main fronts in its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483755/beijing-says-one-third-its-pollution-comes-outside-city

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