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  1. News - China

    Villager assaulted after challenging official to swim in polluted river

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 02:44pm by Chris Luo

    ... his daughter Chen Xiufang revealed on microblog Sina Weibo . The daughter posted photos online showing her father with scratches and bruises on his face. She told SCMP.com the assault ... was one of several residents in Zhejiang, who recently posted blogs on Sina Weibo offering cash rewards to environmental officials if they swam in polluted rivers. It is a new way citizens ...

  2. News - China - ZHEJIANG

    Wenzhou policeman gets sick saving girl from polluted river

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 04:49pm by Ernest Kao

    ... problem. On Sina Weibo, China’s main microblogging service, some users called on the County Environmental Protection Bureau to issue a “formal apology” to Zhang. In the same province earlier ...

  3. Shaken up

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen When the earthquake happened, I was in my room on the fourth floor. I was calm at first but it was shaking so hard I could barely stand straight. So my assistants and I ran downstairs. The phone wasn't working but fortunately there was a 3G network. So I checked my weibo (Chinese equivalent of twitter) and found out more about the quake. The aftershocks ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to lift ban on disposable styrofoam lunch boxes

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 11:51am by Ernest Kao

    ... management and technology. I didn’t even realise there was a ban...restaurants in Guangzhou are still using foam lunch boxes and have been doing so for years Microblogger on Weibo  But Dong Jinshi, ... food stored in polystyrene containers could be poisoned when heated in a microwave oven. Chinese netizens expressed mixed reactions to the announcement. One user on Sina Weibo said: “I didn’t ...

  5. News - China

    Chinese netizens slam British newspaper's 'cultural intervention' over chopsticks article

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 01:45pm by Chris Luo

    ... chopsticks. The Telegraph ’s report and its headline provoked widespread condemnation on Chinese microblogging website Sina Weibo on Friday. “Chopsticks have been part of our culture and tradition ...

  6. News - China

    I'll swim in moat to show it's not polluted, says Shaoxing mayor

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:50pm by Chris Luo

    ... polluted.” Meanwhile, some environmental activists have urged people to take photos of polluted rivers and publish them on Sina Weibo, a Chinese website similar to twitter, in a bid to raise public ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese official offered huge reward... if he can swim in polluted river

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:59pm by Chris Luo

    ... on Saturday. “If the environmental protection bureau chief dares to swim in [Ruian's] river for 20 minutes, I will pay [him] 200,000 yuan [HK$246,000],” Jin wrote on Sina Weibo. In three photos ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland editorial declares war on water pollution

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 04:29pm by Ernest Kao

    ... to help. There has been speculation on microblogging site Sina Weibo recently about companies using high-pressure wells to pump chemical discharge directly into the ground and sometimes ...

  9. News - China - Beijing

    Beijing air pollution soars off index as dust storm brews in west

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 10:20am by Ernest Kao

    ... a disgruntled netizen tweeted on Thursday. On Sina Weibo, a few users questioned the sudden spike in PM2.5 levels on Wednesday. From just a moderate level of 75 in the afternoon, it shot up ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Dust storms and smog revisit the streets of Beijing

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

    ... Mongolia?" asked a microblogger on Sina Weibo. Similar, if not worse, conditions affected cities across the north of the country. Air quality indices in Lanzhou, Gansu province, Hohhot, Inner ...




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