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Smog persists across northern China

Thick smog once again descended upon parts of northern China on Monday, with cities in Hebei, Henan and Shaanxi provinces posting off-the-charts air pollution readings.

Monday, 23 December, 2013, 12:35pm

Inland smog seen as warning for broader anti-smog measures on mainland China

The worsening air quality of inland cities should be a warning to policymakers that tough anti-smog measures need to be expanded beyond the traditional industrial centres, environmentalists said.

21 Dec 2013 - 7:18am 1 comment

Choking, toxic smog spreads across the nation to inland and coastal cities

The mainland's notorious smog has spread from major city clusters around Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to inland cities in central and western provinces and in the country's north.

21 Dec 2013 - 5:23am 11 comments

Sales of air purifiers and face masks leap on Taobao as China vanishes in smog

Sales of air purifiers and face masks have gone through the roof in China as the country struggles with the worst smog so far this winter.

10 Dec 2013 - 4:45pm 2 comments

Schools in eastern China move flag-raising ceremonies indoors to avoid pollution

A number of schools in eastern China have moved their routine flag-raising ceremonies into classrooms as students returned to school on Monday amid the most severe smog ever experienced by the region.

10 Dec 2013 - 4:03pm 1 comment

Shanghai's lofty goals a flight of fancy if key issues not fixed

In a place where access to the internet is restricted, international flights fail to land freely, and, most importantly, local residents cannot even breathe freely, the government is building something new called a "free-trade zone" as part of Beijing's ambition to open up the economy wider and faster to lure foreign money.

9 Dec 2013 - 8:15am 3 comments

Strong winds blow away smog but bring sand to Beijing

Strong winds swept through Beijing yesterday and cleared the air of smog that had blanketed it on Saturday, only to bring sand.

20 May 2013 - 7:14am

The American doctor is in, to do a bird flu check-up

Hong Kong is paid a visit by Dr Richard Besser, ABC News’ chief health and medical editor in the US. Other stories: Spotify, iPhone 5, smog and ArtWalk

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Letters to the Editor, April 19, 2013

In recent months we have heard a lot of discussion on the election of the chief executive by universal suffrage that was long on principles, ideals and passion but short on concrete details.

19 Apr 2013 - 2:48am 1 comment

Beijing has 'relatively poor air quality' says environmental chief as air pollutants soar 30pc

Beijing's top environment official described the city's air quality as 'relatively poor' on Tuesday as statistics emerged revealing the level of major air pollutants in the city had soared by 30 per cent this year.

3 Apr 2013 - 1:03pm