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Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has called for resolute and steady efforts to combat air pollution in heavily-polluted areas surrounding the country's capital. The six regions, all located in the northern part of China, suffer the most from heavy air pollution,including capital Beijing, municipality Tianjin, provinces of Hebei, Shanxi and Shandong and Inner Mongolia autonomous region. A total of 13 monitored cities in the region had about 20 of the 31 days in August failing to meet the required standards, said the Ministry of Environmental Protection. According to Zhang, a list of ten cities with the best air quality and ten with the worst will be published each month.
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  • (China Daily)2017-05-19 07:20

    BANGKOK - There are two pictures Thai air pollution expert Supat Wangwongwatana likes to show whenever he talks about Bangkok's transition, in a little over a decade, from a city blanketed in smog to one boasting clear blue skies. The first, taken in the mid-1990s, shows the skyline of downtown Ban...

  • By Zhang Yu In Shijiazhuang And Zheng Jinran In Beijing(China Daily)2017-04-22 06:56

    China has launched a thorough investigation into the pollution of soil throughout the country and will release the final results to the public later, top environmental protection officials said on Friday. "I can declare today that the Ministry of Environmental Protection will treat all soil pollutin...

  • By Zheng Jinran(China Daily)2017-04-20 07:09

    Tests show that colorful sewage pits found on farmland in Langfang, Hebei province, are severely polluted and must be treated quickly, according to an investigative report released on Wednesday. A cluster of red and yellow pits occupy a strip of arable land in Dacheng county, of which the largest c...

  • By Chen Meiling(China Daily)2017-04-19 07:50

    The land once contaminated by heavy metals in Shaanxi province, has now become the first rocky gold mine theme park in western China due to the efforts of a local team of experts. Han Jichang, leader of the team, who is also executive director and researcher at Shaanxi Land Engineering Construction ...

  • By Zheng Jinran(China Daily)2017-04-11 07:24

    Latest round of smog expected to stay until Sunday, ministry says China has seen its air quality worsen a little in the first quarter, particularly in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, the national environmental authority said on Monday. "In the first three months, 71 percent of days in 338 cities...

  • By Xinhua-afp(China Daily)2017-04-10 07:10

    UK capital plans new charges for diesel and older petrol vehicles LONDON - Gone are the days of London's "pea souper" smogs, but like many European cities, the British capital is once again being choked by pollution - and has road traffic firmly in its sights. In 1952, the Great Smog suffocated Lo...

  • By Zhou Mo In Huizhou, Guangdong(China Daily)2017-03-30 07:34

    The government in Huizhou, Guangdong province, has vowed to improve water quality of 15 rivers in the following few years to create a green and modern city. More than 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) has been set aside for the projects, with two already completed, four underway and nine to start this ...

  • (China Daily)2017-03-13 07:39

    Editor's note: With the environment being one of most important issues on the agenda at the ongoing annual sessions of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee, the country's top political advisory body, Hu...

  • (China Daily)2017-02-28 08:00

    SOME DRIVERS IN TANGSHAN, a city in North China's Hebei province, including drivers of heavy trucks, reportedly paid local "test brokers" so their vehicles passed the compulsory annual tests for all road vehicles without actually taking them. Beijing News commented on Monday: At the cost of just 1,...

  • By Reuters In London(China Daily)2017-02-18 07:52

    Curbing outdoor air pollution could help prevent 2.7 million premature births annually - a condition that threatens children's lives and increases their risk of long-term physical and neurological problems, scientists said on Thursday. Fine particles in the air from diesel fumes, fires and other so...

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