CDT 2013 China News Map

China Digital Times has put together a News Map for major China-related news events in 2013. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly. Catch up here on the major stories from the first half of the year: View CDT...

Concerned About Beijing Smog? Buy a Gas Mask

Bloomberg Businessweek contributor Christina Larson reports that gas masks are the latest must-have accessory for the commuting Beijing resident: One friend, who works for an environmental nonprofit in Beijing, advised: “I have...

In China, Breathing Becomes a Childhood Risk

As severe smog becomes a fact of life for people living in Beijing and other Chinese cities, families with young children are hardest hit, Edward Wong reports for the New York Times. Many families, both Chinese and foreign, are...

Data: Cancer Beijing’s Biggest Killer

Data released by Beijing’s Cancer Prevention and Control Research Office indicates that cancer is the leading cause of death in China’s capital, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s Christina Larson: Exposure...

Official: Beijing Air Quality “Relatively Poor”

In Beijing, levels of two key air pollutants in the first three months of this year had increased by nearly 30% compared with the same period in 2012, according to a Chinese media report which cited a local government official....

Beijing Air Quality “Worse than SARS”

As delegates to the National People’s Congress confront the issue of pollution following Beijing’s winter “airpocolypse,” Yanzhong Huang of the Council on Foreign Relations weighs the health consequences...



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