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Beijing may take the road followed by other international metropolises by imposing a congestion fee for cars in the center of the city. The congestion fee is one of the key tasks of a five-year clean air action plan for the Chinese capital, which has been choking in smog, especially during winter heating seasons. The city vows to control private car ownership within 6 million by the end of 2017, from more than 5.2 million as of early 2013.
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  • By Zhang Yu In Shijiazhuang And Zheng Jinran In Beijing(China Daily)2017-08-17 08:43

    Smog-shrouded Hebei province's six major cities were among the top 10 cities with severe air pollution during the first seven months of 2017. But officials insisted on imposing tougher controls for the coming months to meet annual reduction targets. The latest data from the Ministry of Environmental...

  • (China Daily)2017-08-14 10:13

    The co-location boundary control arrangement for the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link terminus in West Kowloon was finally unveiled on July 25. The public generally support the proposal, believing it is a logical and appropriate arrangement. A recent online survey conducted by a media ...

  • (China Daily)2017-08-14 08:53

    JINAN - The capital of Shandong province, Jinan, started using a "zipper truck" this week to alternate traffic lanes during rush hours and ease congestion. The orange-and-white truck, refitted by the Qianjin Machinery Factory in Hebei province, can move the median barrier on Lyuyou Road while travel...

  • (China Daily)2017-08-14 08:45

    Item from Aug 14, 1981, in China Daily: "Energy is a global problem, the solution to which requires the concerted action of the international community," said Wu Heng, head of the Chinese delegation to the United Nations Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy, in his speech at the plenary...

  • (Xinhua)2017-08-12 17:30

    BEIJING - With top-level design and solid implementation, China has made significant progress in carrying out hundreds of reforms that have improved the country's economic and social outlook. Thanks to environmental reform efforts implemented since 2013, the average annual density of fine particulat...

  • By Meng Fanbin(China Daily)2017-08-12 10:00

    Workers load steel products at a logistics park in Yichang, Hubei province. [Photo/China Daily]The China Iron and Steel Association or CISA has sought to calm the market that has been in turmoil of late due to runaway commodity prices.In a statement on Thursday, CISA said steel products' price surge...

  • By Yang Yang(China Daily)2017-08-11 08:26

    Diane Regas, executive director of the US-based Environmental Defense Fund, has recently felt more connected to China. In June, her NGO received the approval of the Beijing Public Security Bureau to operate in China. For the past 20 years, the NGO has been working with the Chinese government on envi...

  • By Shan Juan(China Daily)2017-08-11 08:22

    Exposure to PM2.5 suspected, though proof requires more study, experts say Chinese health authorities are trying to figure out the reason for the rapid rise in a form of lung cancer that develops deep in the lung and is not associated with smoking. China has seen a sharp increase in the disease over...

  • (China Daily)2017-08-10 08:27

    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands - What's made of sugar, can carry four people and travel at 80 kilometers an hour? A biodegradable car, whose inventors say could be the next step in environmentally friendly motoring. The lightweight electric car, created by students in the Netherlands, is made of a resin de...

  • (China Daily)2017-08-09 08:26

    SAN FRANCISCO - A group of researchers at the University of Washington is investigating the idea of marine cloud brightening as a strategy to offset global warming. As a short-term measure for a possible future emergency situation, the strategy involves spraying saltwater into clouds above oceans to...

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