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China urges US to properly handle solar disputes

[2014-02-18 08:56]

China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on Monday reiterated its calls for the United States to objectively and fairly handle ongoing solar trade disputes after the latter initiated another probe into Chinese products.

More than 6% of Liaoning's energy created through wind power

[2014-02-18 08:56]

Liaoning province's electric grids generated 10.03 billion kilowatt-hours from wind power, up 27.37 percent from the previous year, according to the State Grid Liaoning Electric Power Supply Co Ltd.

Beijing govt criticized for ongoing smog

[2014-02-17 10:50]

However, the Beijing government has not initiated the emergency response once since the program came into effect on October 22, 2013.

Precipitation expected to clear up smog-filled skies

[2014-02-17 08:56]

Heavy smog, which has shrouded North China for days and sparked criticism of the government, will likely be cleared by a new round of precipitation.

Indefensible smog response

[2014-02-17 07:56]

With air pollution increasingly compro-mising the quality of people's lives, the lack of action by local governments in response to the heavy smog at the weekend is being widely criticized.

US approves anti-dumping probe of photovoltaic products from China

[2014-02-15 15:24]

The US International Trade Commission Friday approved anti-dumping and countervailing investigations on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China.

China, US agree to work on climate change

[2014-02-15 14:50]

The world's top emitters of greenhouse gases, pledged on Saturday to work together to attenuate the effects of global climate change.

China's aviation biofuel goes into commercial use

[2014-02-13 10:28]

China's top oil refiner, Sinopec, was given a license allowing commercial use of its aviation biofuel, said the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

Chinese consume too much food from animals

[2014-02-13 00:28]

Chinese people appear to be eating more food from animals than they actually need, and this "compensatory consumption of food" may not change until the 2020s.

Beijing ranks low on green list of cities

[2014-02-13 00:21]

Beijing fared poorly in the report that ranked the environmental conditions and general living suitability of 40 global cities, with conditions in the capital, especially, being severely criticized.

Fund set up to reward clean-air bid

[2014-02-13 00:18]

China will accelerate changes to its energy structure and place tougher controls on exhaust emissions and dust in its fight against air pollution.

Beijing to shut down 300 polluting factories

[2014-02-12 21:54]

A total of 300 polluting factories in Beijing will be shut down in 2014 to improve the city's air.

Int'l expo to show China's green progress: vice premier

[2014-02-12 10:07]

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said the international horticultural exposition to be held in Beijing in 2019 will serve as practice in building a "beautiful China."

Nation to launch major anti-pollution plans

[2014-02-11 23:38]

Under the action plan, the government will seek to cut the density of inhalable particulate matter by at least 10 percent in major cities by 2017.

China under pressure in emissions targets

[2014-02-11 21:54]

China is facing pressure in meeting the emissions cut targets set in its pollution control plan by 2015.

Dark legacy of Fumian's factories

[2014-02-11 07:17]

After French newspaper Libration reported on Fumian's prospering jeans industry in 2004, the town in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region proclaimed itself "world capital of jeans".

Jobs vs safety a constant debate with polluters

[2014-02-11 07:17]

According to research done into Xintang town in Guangdong in 2011, the amount of chemicals - copper and cadmium- in the mud of a river bed was over the limit allowed under the State's standards.

Take the pollution bull by the horns

[2014-02-10 08:06]

The Ministry of Environmental Protection is either a white elephant or was simply established to churn out report cards for a few to savor.

Smoggy city cuts coal consumption

[2014-02-07 21:46]

Shijiazhuang, one of China's smoggiest cities, plans to cut coal consumption by 15 million tonnes in four years, including 4 million tonnes this year.

Pollution fears dampen fireworks sale

[2014-02-06 23:41]

Fireworks sales fell sharply in Beijing during Spring Festival, with more people shunning them because of air pollution concerns.