Following a research report stating that Beijing’s environmental conditions are...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 23, 2013
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...
by Little Bluegill | Feb 27, 2013
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by central government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Beijing Municipal Propaganda Department: Do not report on the glass that was broken at the...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 22, 2013
Beijing’s acting mayor has announced an array of new measures to combat air pollution in the city, following heavy smog that seeped hundreds of points off the scale this month. From Xinhua: The capital will take 180,000...
by Priscilla Jiao | Oct 19, 2008
Beijing has taken a furthur step to tackle its pollution, Reuters reports: The Beijing government will give companies who stop highly polluting production up to 2.3 million yuan ($336,500) as a bonus, state media said Sunday, in...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 29, 2007
Journalist Taige Li expresses concern that while the government is taking measures to improve Beijing’s air quality for the Olympics next summer, there is no long-term plan to resolve China’s severe environmental problems, especially the water shortage in the rapidly expanding capital. From China Dialogue: It seems Beijing is revising its plans for improving air […]
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