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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. Fine particles nearly 10 times WHO ceiling

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... heard, Yang said. Wang Jin an environmental law professor at Peking University, agreed that public hearings were a good idea. 'If the new standards are compiled in accordance ... Shi Jiangtao Yang Changjiang did not realise how much Beijing's air quality had deteriorated until he tested it himself. Using a hand-held detector, the veteran environmental reporter ...

  5. Geologist defies ban to discuss possible link between the disaster and a hydroelectric dam

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and before so many breakthroughs on important scientific and engineering topics,' he writes. Wang Yongchen, a Beijing-based environmentalist, praised Mr Yang's work as invaluable, saying: ... Shi Jiangtao Geologist Yang Yong was doing a field survey along the Jinsha (Yangtze) River in a Sichuan county bordering Tibet when he learned of the earthquake. He set out ...

  6. Guangdong factories face power shortage

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... surging economic growth. Economic and Trade Commission deputy director-general Yang Jianchu said supply had fallen short of demand since January 1 and the shortfall was set to continue. Guangdong ... and coal, Mr Yang said. That has increased the burden on tens of thousands of Hong Kong-owned manufacturers across the border, already facing a government edict to move up the value chain or migrate ...

  7. Critics violate Games charter, says minister

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said yesterday that China was a responsible stakeholder in international issues such as Africa's development and climate change. Despite its ambition to further ... to its engagement in global affairs. Mr Yang said on the sidelines of the annual National People's Congress meeting that well-intentioned criticism and suggestions were welcome. 'But ...

  8. Dam advocate loses sight of his cause in caustic remarks

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Engineering, held a press conference last week, attempting to discredit Yang Yong and called him 'a fake expert'. Yang is a Sichuan-based independent geologist known for his harsh criticism of the nation's dam construction frenzy. Zhang's attack seems to be largely based on a finding that the Hengduan Mountain Research Society, which Yang often claims to represent when being quoted ...

  9. Shenzhou makes textbook docking

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Shenzhou-IX spacecraft and its three-person crew, including the country's first spacewoman, Liu Yang, docked with the Tiangong-1 space module at around 12.50pm, with state television covering ... praised the 'excellent performance' over the past eight days of the first Chinese female astronaut, Liu Yang. 'She is in a good mental and physical state,' said Wu, adding ...

  10. Legal threat opens new debate over spill in Jilin

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... be relocated. Yang Guang, an NPC delegate from Heilongjiang's biggest fishing company in Harbin, said the disaster- which saw 100 tonnes of cancer-causing chemicals discharged into the river after ... which will have a long-term impact on us,' he said. Mr Yang said the fishing industry planned to file a lawsuit against the Jilin plant in the provincial high court, and could go ...




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