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Foreign nuclear deals 'on way'

[2013-03-08 08:52]

Officials behind China's self-developed nuclear reactor, known as the CAP1400, expect to sign its first overseas orders for the technology this year.

China needs help to combat air pollution

[2013-03-07 22:12]

Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang said China hopes to use new technologies from foreign countries to tackle its own problem of air pollution.

Electric vehicle buyers will get car plates

[2013-03-07 20:57]

Buyers of electric vehicles in Beijing will receive car plates without participating in the car license plate lottery, authority said on Thursday.

China to cap pollutant emissions in 6 industries

[2013-03-07 09:39]

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said Tuesday that it will impose pollutant emission caps on six industries and coal-fired furnace projects in 47 major cities.

New leaders target environment

[2013-03-07 08:35]

Ensuring air quality and river cleanliness is priority, He Na, Wu Wencong and Tang Yue report in Liaoning and Beijing.

Regional efforts may not fix air pollution

[2013-03-04 22:39]

With the public counting on regional joint prevention and control to solve the problem of airborne pollution, and the system is still in the early stages.

New Beijing emissions levels 'a big challenge'

[2013-03-01 10:49]

Stricter emissions regulations in Beijing to ease severe air pollution will add pressure to struggling domestic automakers, and push the development of new-energy vehicles, according to auto trade analysts.

Working for a beautiful China

[2013-02-28 15:57]

China has made substantial efforts to solve pollution problems in recent years as the following news photos show. They will help our readers see the efforts made not only by government, but also by people themselves from the developed east to the under developed west.

Beijing, nearby regions in 'dangerous' air

[2013-02-28 13:34]

The air quality in Beijing and nearby regions hit dangerous levels Thursday, Beijing's environmental authorities said.

Environment may be hot at two sessions

[2013-02-26 03:40]

Environmental issues are expected to be hot topics at the two sessions, say representatives who are busy preparing proposals.Probe info not released

China, ASEAN willing to cooperate more on hydropower

[2013-02-23 10:32]

The China International Water & Electric Corp will invest more in hydropower projects in Assocation of Southeast Asian Nations member countries, the head of the company said Friday.

Emission limits enhanced to cut pollution

[2013-02-21 07:17]

Six heavy polluting industries in 47 cities will gradually comply with special international emission limits on airborne pollutants, starting on March 1.

Renewable energy generation soared in 2012

[2013-02-19 18:15]

China's renewable energy power generation in 2012 rose 30.3 percent from a year earlier to 968 billion kilowatt-hours.

'Smog readings in Beijing nothing to be concerned about'

[2013-02-19 00:57]

Research showing high levels of nitrogen-containing compounds in Beijing's smog should not set off alarm bells, the Environmental Protection Bureau said.

Going 'green' proves lucrative for farmers

[2013-02-04 10:36]

The average annual amount of money invested in agriculture by Zhejiang businessmen has exceeded 10 billion yuan over the past five years.

Self-developed nuke reactor ready for export

[2013-02-02 02:31]

China's self-developed nuclear reactor, known as the CAP1400, will be ready for export this year.

Air pollution 'more frightening than SARS virus'

[2013-02-01 07:37]

Air pollution is more frightening than SARS because no one can escape it, said Zhong Nanshan, a leading Chinese specialist in respiratory diseases, during a TV interview aired on Wednesday.

Smog affected more than 800m people: report

[2013-01-31 21:37]

The Chinese Academy of Sciences estimated that the recent smog across China has affected more than 800 million people, China Central Television reported on Thursday.

Pollution prompts concern

[2013-01-31 00:41]

The worst smog for decades in many parts of China has prompted calls to curb fireworks and firecrackers during Spring Festival, which begins on Feb 10.
Traffic police ask to wear face masks

China uses PM 2.5 in weather alert system

[2013-01-30 06:49]

China's meteorological authority has introduced a new weather warning system for smog which will use readings of PM 2.5, a particle pollutant.