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The Trump administration said Thursday that it would impose high tariffs on some $50 billion of Chinese goods each year. ... Cheniere Energy has long eyed China as a growth market as the country works to address an air pollution crisis by transitioning from coal power to cleaner-burning natural gas.
It promises drastic consolidation and redistribution of both power and resources among ministries and departments so the Chinese government can meet the challenges of the day. The newly established Ministry of Natural Resources and Ministry of Ecological Environment, for example, will have enhanced ...

Four years later, the Chinese government seems to be making progress, showing significant reductions in air pollution across the country and particularly in its most populated areas, including Beijing and Shanghai. "The data is in — China is winning its war against pollution," said Michael Greenstone, ...
“The data is in—China is winning its war against pollution,” says Michael Greenstone, professor of economics and director of the Energy Policy Institute (EPIC) at the University of Chicago. “By winning this war, China is due to see dramatic improvements in the overall health of its people, including longer ...
BEIJING – China will set more stringent targets for improving the nation's air quality under a new three-year plan, as Beijing prepares to beef up a nationwide crackdown on polluters in its campaign to clear its notoriously toxic skies. The new targets for concentrations of small, breathable particles known as ...
As China marks its four-year anniversary of declaring "war against pollution," a new analysis using data from more than 200 government monitors ... relied heavily on requiring specific actions as opposed to more efficient market-based mechanisms, has imposed its share of costs on the Chinese economy.

China's economy appears to have jumped out of the blocks in 2018 with industrial production rebounding after the easing of pollution controls imposed ... Capital Economics' Julian Evans-Pritchard said while he remained cautious given the data had similar flaws to Chinese GDP calculations, the overall ...
A group of leading medical experts is losing no time in researching the effect of air pollution on health in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. The findings ... More than 100 experts from China's leading medical institutes-including the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Center for ...
Based out of the Chinese-NGO, Global Environmental Institute, Dr. Peng Kui started one of China's first “citizen science” initiatives, training local herders in Qinghai in the Sanjiangyuan region to collect important data about how one of China's most ecologically fragile regions is responding to climate ...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's capital Beijing has issued an orange alert for pollution, the second-highest on China's four-level system, effective from March 12. Heavy pollution is expected to last from March 11 through March 14 in the smog-prone city, the Beijing Municipal Environment Protection Bureau ...
“Development with high emissions and pollution affects not only the long-term economic development, but also people's health. That is not the development we want,” Wang Guoqing, spokesperson for the first session of 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, ...
The technology used in the project has excited Chinese researchers who are looking for solutions to the challenge of heavy pollution in Chinese cities. Early results are yet to be published but Cao Junji, a chemist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Key Laboratory of Aerosol Chemistry and Physics in ...
The technology has excited and intrigued researchers — especially in China, where air pollution is a daily challenge. Early results, which are yet to be published, are promising, says the project's leader Cao Junji, a chemist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Key Laboratory of Aerosol Chemistry and ...
BEIJING – Disruption to the textile and chemical supply chain in China will reportedly subside this month as the clean air, anti-pollution campaign comes to an end. After the campaign began in September 2017, it aimed to reduce air pollution in 28 Chinese cities by reducing the use of coal and replacing it ...
China's top legislative body will draft the country's first soil pollution law this year, as part of its efforts to protect the environment and address food safety concerns. Mr Zhang Yesui, spokesman for the National People's Congress (NPC), said at a press conference yesterday that the Chinese government will ...
Mr. Li said the Chinese government would build on its success over the last couple of years in reducing the smog that has long choked cities, especially in the industrial north. “We will consolidate the gains made in the fight to defend our blue skies,” Mr. Li said. Pollution in Beijing and in 27 other nearby ...
BEIJING - China's top legislative body will draft the country's first law to fight soil pollution this year, part of efforts to protect the environment and address food safety concerns arising from soil pollution. The world's top polluter already has laws to control and prevent air and water pollution. Mr Zhang Yesui ...

Caustic soda cargoes were said to be hard to come by everywhere because many Chinese chlor-alkali plants were shut down. ... To date, the environmental campaign has been mainly focused on China's richer provinces, where public pressure against pollution is the greatest. The campaign may now ...
This means that not too far down the line, over a quarter of all China will be forested. In addition to their size, the most important aspect of the current military tree-planting campaign is the strategic location in Hebei province near the Chinese capital of Beijing. Densely populated and highly polluted, ...
Beijing enjoyed a record 226 days of “good” air quality last year and endured 23 heavily polluted days, compared with 58 in 2013, state media announced last month. The South China Morning Post, a Hong Kong newspaper, greeted the recovery with the incredulous headline: “How did Beijing become one ...
While it's reassuring to see China take its air pollution issues so seriously, it's unlikely that additional trees will solve the problem. China's forest coverage is already at 21 percent, and the country still has a significant amount of smog. While an additional two percent of forest will certainly help, it probably ...
In 2014, China's premier Li Keqiang declared war on air pollution. With many cities routinely experiencing an “airpocalypse,” it was long overdue. At one point in 2013, a children's hospital in Beijing was treating 7,000-plus patients a day for respiratory ailments. Researchers found that people's lifespans ...
China has a pretty severe pollution problem, with smog in some parts of the country so bad that it can discolor buildings and even blot out the sun. According to some estimates, high levels of air pollution in China's cities cause up to 350,000 to 400,000 premature deaths each year. But a new project in Xi'an ...
The ministry will also take charge of protecting water resources from pollution, another important issue in China. ... resource protection, “but not just because the enlarged ministries consolidate and streamline formerly scattered regulatory authorities,” said Yanmei Xie, a researcher on Chinese policymaking ...
On March 4, 2014, the Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, told almost 3,000 delegates at the National People's Congress and many more watching live on state television, “We will resolutely declare war against pollution as we declared war against poverty.” The statement broke from the country's longstanding ...


 

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