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  1. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Clean air to breathe is a human right, too

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... As anger grows among smog-bound residents, the leadership seems to lack the political will to make tackling rampant pollution a top priority After days of being shrouded in heavy smog, Beijing residents woke up on Friday to spectacular blue skies. But the ...

  2. Officials battling to save people and face over relief debacle

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei The worst snowstorms to hit the mainland for more than half a century are putting the authorities to their sternest test of leadership, organisational and crisis management capabilities in the full eyes of the international community. After a slow start, mainland leaders have mobilised the mighty national machine and mounted an unprecedented rescue effort in the past few ...

  3. Environmental pledge has to be backed up with action

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... 'Our striving goal is to let people drink clean water, breathe fresh air, and have a better environment in which to live and work.' That is one of the multitude of pledges Premier Wen Jiabao made yesterday while delivering his government work re ...

  4. Typhoon sets back Shenzhen's greening

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com Severe Typhoon Vicente damaged 115,000 trees in Shenzhen, including 30,000 that were uprooted, leaving the city with its biggest clean-up challenge in decades. By comparison, Vicente felled about 1,000 trees when it slammed into Hong Kong on Monday night. Huang Tianren, a deputy director of the landscaping division of the Shenzhen urban ...

  5. News - China

    Dongchuan district chief vows to investigate ‘milk river’ pollution

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 07:03pm by Chris Luo

    ... made by Dongchuan environmental bureau chief Wang Jieyun last Tuesday. Wang insisted the water in the stream was safe to drink and for irrigating crops. But Wang’s claims backfired when ... questioned Wang’s conclusion, saying the “environmental bureau is both law enforcer and interested party.” Local residents were also sceptical, according to media reports. Villagers said the river ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's heavy metal and chemical pollution worsening

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... official has warned the mainland faces an "extremely grave" environmental crisis that will only worsen as pollution increases and the health problems its causes come to light. Wang ... with the amount of toxins seeping into the ground, pollution that would linger for decades to come. "China's pollution problem has yet to reach a peak," said Wang, whose institution helps ...

  7. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Nicaraguan canal 'an environmental disaster'

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... GDP, the company led by Chinese tycoon Wang Jing, gets 50 years of exclusive rights to build and operate the canal in exchange for Nicaragua receiving a minority share of the profits. ...

  8. News - China

    Pollution in China affects more than 50pc of underground water

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 07:08pm by Staff Reporter

    ... by toxic chemicals, resulting in so-called “cancer villages”, the programme said. (Video: CCTV) Wang Canfa, head of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Research Institute under the China ... to allocate at least 2.5 per cent or 3 per cent of GDP to environmental protection in order to see positive results. But so far, only 1.6 per cent has been invested,” Wang told CCTV. Liu Junmin, ...

  9. Rescue under way after reporter's SOS

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reporter Wang Cunfu and about 70 sailors are on board. At about 3pm, Wang posted an SOS on his microblog, saying the ship was drifting helplessly south of the Paracel Islands and no aid had come ... a payment. The captain cannot make a decision... SOS,' the posting said. Wang later wrote that the ship lost power after noon because the electricity supply failed. A staff member at the Nanhai ...

  10. News - China

    China's famous 'river pigs' close to extinction: WWF

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:30pm by Agence France Presse

    ... is “moving fast toward its extinction,” the WWF quoted Wang Ding, head of the research expedition, as saying. The finless porpoise, which unlike the dolphin has a small dorsal ridge rather than ...




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