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  1. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... to distribute as gifts is strictly banned this year. From an environmental perspective, it seems the Communist Party this year could save a lot of trees. Good job, Mr President Xi Jinping! But while Xi ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Deforestation to blame for Beijing's pollution

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

    ... amount of steel. Forests were destroyed as trees were felled to feed backyard furnaces. Many of the mountainous regions throughout China were deforested. Deforestation had devastating ... forests were chopped down and one fifth of closed forests were destroyed in areas immediately surrounding the Gobi. In western Shaanxi province, at least 60 per cent of trees, which were ...

  3. News - China - POLLUTION

    Strong winds blow away smog but bring sand to Beijing

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... 'don't go out'. Will this continue?" "What terrible weather! Strong winds with sand and fluffy poplar tree seeds. I can hardly breathe," wrote another blogger. Meanwhile, ...

  4. News - China - WEATHER

    Early winter snowfall in Beijing breaks records

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... suburbs, cancelled operations at the weekend. Traffic authorities also reported an increase in rear-end collisions on slippery roads in the city's central areas. The storm also damaged trees ... microblog. An estimated 15,000 trees were damaged in Yanqing and Haidian districts. In the worst-hit part of Yanqing, where snow drifts reached 47cm, more than 7,000 homes lost power and 1,800 lost ...

  5. First snow of the winter brings chaos to capital

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang The downfall- which came about a month early- knocks down thousands of trees and frustrates commuters An early downfall of snow in Beijing knocked down thousands of trees ... Bureau, the city received about 23cm of snow, doubling the November average. It knocked down 5,000 trees and broke branches off more than 20,000, according to the Beijing Municipal Bureau ...

  6. Thursday Thinktank

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. 1 Four red pandas settle into new Ocean Park home... and bookies are already wagering when one of them will bite a keeper or bite the dust. 2 Districts to become greener with more trees and shrubs... that's good news for smokers, who will soon have more places to throw their butts. 3 Japan dominates ...

  7. Local government forced to backpedal a third time

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the removal of hundreds of decades-old trees to make way for an expanding subway network in March, and plans unveiled last week to paint house rooftops in the same colour. The rooftop painting plan, ... government halted the uprooting of old trees lying along two planned railway lines following a public outcry. Chen Daoyin, a current affairs researcher from the Shanghai University of Political ...

  8. Fancy that: Off the wall

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... in innovative ways: white sand raked in patterns to represent a water garden; carpet with moss-like patterns and colours; dried tree branches that make an artistic 'cultivation'. Design consultant Jane Arnett says the concept aimed to evoke the spirit and soul of a garden using natural materials, textures and colours, with the drama of light filtering through trees and plants. ...

  9. Square meals

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the special wood. The wood makes the difference. It is date wood, from trees that are 40 years old. 'The ducks are a bit larger than normal, as we buy the biggest around. We roast them for longer ... there is a view though the overhanging trees of the Temple of the Sun altar. This is where Ming and Qing emperors once went to make their annual pilgrimage to pray for good harvests. Xiao Wang's ...

  10. Cementing over drinking holes

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Andrew Collier

    ... with a couple of beers and a hamburger are few and far between in the capital. There's the Hidden Tree, a favourite of journalists. A Belgian bar featuring an array of heart-stopping European ... to allow a guest to sit for hours under the trees reading a newspaper. However, there is a flaw in all this. The Hidden Tree and Durty Nellie's will be gone by November. The whole street ...




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