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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands in Wuhan see taps shut for a day amid 'stinky water' contamination

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 04:52pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... authorities have sent four inspection teams to the upper reaches of the Yangtze,” he said. The Wuhan city government announced on Weibo today that one plant in Baihezui had resumed operations ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists cast doubt over Beijing smog-busting technology projects

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:23pm by Li Jing

    ... be able to get rid of the smog if you don't reduce emissions, isn't that clear?" one Sina Weibo user wrote. Premier Li Keqiang told the National People's Congress in Beijing ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hebei man ‘becomes first to sue government over smog’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 01:52pm by Li Jing, Reuters

    ... still refuse to upgrade the alert to red? The kids have been sucking in filthy air for nearly a week," a Beijing resident said on Sina Weibo. Hebei provincial health authorities have set up ...

  4. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Violence, arrests in Guangdong city of Maoming as locals rally against petrochemical plant

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 02:18pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... for Sinopec, Asia’s biggest refiner, could not be reached by phone and email on Monday morning. The photos, many of which have since been deleted from Sina Weibo, showed hundreds of people gathering ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to test new smog-busting drone to help clear polluted skies

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 02:49pm by DARREN WEE

    ... metre at 9am. The Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Centre posted on its Sina Weibo account that the capital recorded a "good" PM2.5 reading of 10 micrograms to 31 micrograms ...

  6. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Shamefaced officials deny cooking is main source of Beijing air pollution

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 02:39pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... to keep the air clean.” The accusation has provoked heated discussions on social media, generating almost 50,000 Weibo posts as of Thursday lunchtime. More than 5,000 people participated in a survey on Weibo choosing whether they would “cooperate” or “cook as usual”. Only 14.2 per cent of the participants said they would “cooperate”. “Let’s do even and odd-numbered dates for cooking, ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Travellers unveil shocking truth about illegal waste water dumping

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Weibo, said some chemical plants in Weifang- which were preparing for initial public offerings- had been secretly discharging untreated waste water deep underground, using high-pressure injection ... to be true, more weibo users confirmed the practice had been going on for almost a decade, especially in rural northern areas. Many shared photos and stories from their hometowns. One weibo user said: ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing hopes smog won't cloud Apec summit in capital next year

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... 50 kilometres away, there's no way to escape," read a comment on Sina Weibo. Other internet users objected when Zhao cited traditional cooking habits as one of major sources of pollution and asked the public to "co-operate". One weibo user asked: "What does he mean by co-operating? Is director Zhao asking us to make do with cold cucumber salads?" Some ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hazardous smog returns to Beijing and surrounding region amid holiday

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... on Sina Weibo. Another said: "October's supposed to be the best time of year, but even that's gone now. I wonder how bad it'll get this winter." Xinhua yesterday said ...

  10. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Many Chinese disappointed 'giant snails' can't be eaten

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 02:54pm by Amy Li

    ... disappointed many bloggers, who expressed their regrets on Weibo on Saturday. “What a shame,” many wrote. “It definitely looks delicious.” Others suggested that China should sell these giant snails ...




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