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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Billionaire Chen Guangbiao promotes plan for bottled air by smashing e-bicycles

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Tycoon makes a smash with bottled air plans Headline-grabbing billionaire Chen Guangbiao appeared on mainland television at the weekend with a sledgehammer and a new business plan: selling air. Wearing a white sleeveless shirt, the eccentric chief executive of a recycling company swung the hammer and smashed about a dozen electric bicycles powered ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Solar chimneys' may help solve China's energy woes

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... in the wind. We are still working to solve these problems." Professor Zhou Xinping at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, also studies solar updraft tower technology. Zhou ... government showed interest and held several rounds of negotiations with Zhou's team, but the authorities pulled out due to technological and economic concerns. Some officials were worried about ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    PM2.5 air pollutants causing more deaths than estimated, study says

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... once put the number of premature deaths on the mainland as a result of air pollution at more than 200,000, Professor Pan Xiaochuan, of Peking University, said the study focused on a single ... and more prone to pollution-induced diseases," he said yesterday. Pan and Greenpeace campaigner Zhou Rong, both of whom helped draft the report, said their estimated death tolls may be far ...

  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

    ... of the inquiry, one of the largest in the province under then provincial party secretary Wang Yang, now a vice premier. Zhou Zhenhong, Maoming’s party secretary between 2002 and 2007, was handed ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chengdu hospital opens smog clinic

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:23pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Xiaochuan, a professor at Peking University’s School of Public Health, said he wasn’t aware of any other smog clinics in China and suggested it may be a publicity stunt aimed at increasing ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    New coal-fired power stations in Guangdong ‘will kill thousands’

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi-fai and Jing Li

    ... Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner Zhou Rong said: "The cumulative impact of these new plants on human health is simply shocking. "The Pearl River Delta [PRD] region should strictly ... of child asthma and 19,000 of chronic bronchitis. Most new deaths and child asthma cases would be in the delta region, with 1,700 and 1,300 respectively in Hong Kong. Zhou said Guangdong, ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing reels in 'unsafe' air every other day

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... with People's Daily yesterday, Environmental Minister Zhou Shengxian said that air pollution had become so severe that the country could "no longer afford further delays in its cleanup ... plants and refineries - and nitrogen oxides. Zhou told People's Daily that the State Council had approved 35 measures to improve air quality, following a 10-point plan released in June, ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    State Council announces 10 new measures to curb air pollution

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... and air pollution. Zhou Rong, a climate and energy campaigner with Greenpeace, said the general strategies adopted in fighting air pollution were "in the right direction", though how ... priority than gross domestic product growth, but it is still a big if now, given the very brief outlines of these 10 measures," Zhou said. Following the announcement of the new measures, ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog in north shows problem is being ignored, say activists

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the pollution problem and protect people's health. Greenpeace campaigner Zhou Rong says many people find the health warnings abstract and confusing. Ma Jun, director of the Institute of Public ... the capital's persistent smog, air quality in and around Beijing and Tianjin has seen a marked decline. Zhou said the biggest hole in the central government's anti-pollution campaign was the lack ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China to expand anti-pollution programme this year

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... polluted" air, with the PM2.5 level reaching 250 micrograms per cubic metre in the early afternoon, the Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Centre said. Environment Minister Zhou Shengxian told ... as controlling air pollution would be a priority this year, China Radio International reported. The state-run station quoted Zhou as saying the mainland aimed to cut emissions of sulphur dioxide 2 per ...




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