Dec. 12, 2017
English Stories from the Chinese Press February 9th – 22nd

 English Stories from the Chinese Press February 9th – 22nd

Air Pollution

Air pollution surges amid Lunar New Year fireworks. Air pollution reached "dangerous levels" in 106 Chinese cities at the height of the celebrations welcoming the Lunar New Year due to use of firecrackers and fireworks, a Xinhua tally has found. Xinhua News Agency, China. 20 February 2015.

Europe must get off the dime on carbon capture, a key to sustainable growth. Air pollution reached "dangerous levels" in 106 Chinese cities at the height of the celebrations welcoming the Lunar New Year due to use of firecrackers and fireworks, a Xinhua tally has found. Xinhua News Agency, China. 20 February 2015.

 

Food, Water, and Soil

China government efforts to provide clean water for rural areas fall short. Ten years after the launch of a nationwide campaign to provide hundreds of millions people with clean drinking water, many residents of China's vast rural areas still lack access to safe drinking water.Beijing Caixin, China. 10 February 2015.

GM is a question of public or private good. China is home to more than 1.3 billion people, and feeding them is a big challenge, especially in these times of climate change and weather idiosyncrasies. But despite all the challenges, and without using GM crops, China has become the largest producer of the two most widely used staple foods, rice and wheat, and the second-largest producer of another staple, corn. China Daily. 9 February 2015.

 

International Affairs

Former PM blasts New Zealand policy failure on climate change. "New Zealand seems to have lost its mojo," former Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer said Tuesday in an attack on the country's environmental credentials. Xinhua News Agency, China. 17 February 2015.

Namibia agriculture faces bleak harvest in 2015. So far, Namibia has harvested only 30,000 tones of maize, which about 50 percent of last season's 70,328 tones. Xinhua News Agency, China. 11 February 2015.

 

Law and Regulation

Stop blame game on China's air pollution, environment minister says. Mainland cities should stop blaming each other for air pollution and shoulder their own responsibilities, the environment ministry said yesterday. South China Morning Post, China. 14 February 2015.

 

 






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