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Hong Kong choking in dense smog

Hong Kong·s air pollution reached dangerous levels on last week, reigniting concerns about public health and fears that the city could lose out on crucial foreign investment due to the thick smog. Across the southern Chinese territory, the Air Pollution

Rising sea threatens China’s south

Over 1,100 square kilometres (440 square miles) of land in economically booming southern China will be inundated by rising sea-levels by 2050 due to global warming, state press have said. “The Pearl River Delta area, a leading manufacturing hub, will

Global warming to decimate China’s harvests

Global warming is set to cut China·s annual grain harvest by up to 10 percent by 2030, placing extra burden on its shrinking farmland, state press have reported. Zheng Guoguang, head of the State Meteorological Administration, said the impact of

China’s emissions drop but situation grim

China, the world·s top emitter of sulphur dioxide, has managed to cut emissions of the acid-rain causing pollutant in first half of 2007, but the government said on Tuesday that meeting national targets would be tough. China has promised to

China faces rising costs from pollution

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China’s smog-choked cities and contaminated waterways are leaving many people sick and unable to work, in turn fomenting unrest and threatening the country·s economic growth. Concluding an 18-month review, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said China’s severely polluted

China struggling to tackle rising pollution

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China is finding it increasingly difficult to cope with rising pollution and its impact on the environment despite record investment in clean technology, state media have reported. “China is under increasing pressure to cope with environmental pollution,” Xinhua news agency