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  1. News - China Insider - Smog

    Even Mao's wearing a mask: jokes and parodies abound as Chinese poke fun at smog problem

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 12:44pm by Amy Li

    ... Mao- but this time he is wincing with eyes closed and half his face covered by the now-ubiquitous white face mask. On Tuesday, a viral post on Sina Weibo claimed that Beijing decided to give ... a Swedish diplomat and ex-prime minister, who happened to be visting Beijing this week, also commented on the smog on Sina Weibo. "I certainly hope that smog eases [in the] next few days. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1435525/even-maos-wearing-mask-jokes-and-parodies-abound-chinese-poke-fun
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1453125/scientists-cast-doubt-over-beijing-smog-busting-technology-projects
  3. News - China Insider - AIR POLLUTION

    Beijingers see clear sky for first time in weeks thanks to strong winds

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 12:08pm by Amy Li

    ... polluted. Many residents said on Sina Weibo that they were pleasantly surprised by a starry sky on Monday night – a rare treat for people living in the smog-locked capital – most likely also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1420490/beijingers-see-clear-sky-first-time-weeks-thanks-strong-winds
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1440923/china-test-new-smog-busting-drone-help-clear-polluted-skies
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1434836/hebei-man-becomes-first-sue-government-over-smog
  6. News - China - WEATHER

    Northern China may get reprieve from smog as cold front approaches

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 03:14pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Weibo account. “This heavy smog has been going on for seven days in Beijing, and we still want our kids to go to school. This is beyond understanding.” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1435606/northern-china-may-get-reprieve-smog-cold-front-approaches
  7. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1328570/government-officials-deny-cooking-main-source-beijing-air
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    State media ridiculed over smog 'benefits'

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 04:51pm by Reuters

    ... capital Shanghai, have been covered in a thick pall of smog over the past week or so, though Beijing's normally filthy air has been relatively clear. Users of Sina Weibo also vented ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1377464/state-media-ridiculed-over-smog-benefits
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1328140/beijing-hopes-smog-wont-cloud-apec-summit-capital-next-year
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1325469/hazardous-smog-returns-beijing-and-surrounding-region-amid-holiday

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