Tag Archives: Beijing

Beijing’s smog is back year after Olympics

Amid fears the city’s chronic smog could damage athlete’s health, Beijing took drastic steps to prevent that last August, moving or cleaning up polluting factories, curbing traffic, and ordering a halt to all construction work. State-of-the-art facilities like the “Bird’s

UN sees new peril in Asia’s huge brown cloud cover

BEIJING – Thick brown clouds of soot, particles and chemicals stretching from the Persian Gulf to Asia threaten health and food supplies in the world, the U.N. reported Thursday, citing what it called the newest threat to the global environment.

‘Scores die’ in Chinese floods

Heavy rain in southern China has caused major flooding and killed more than 170 people, state media says. Daniel Griffiths reports from Beijing.

Virus outbreak in Chinese city kills 19 children

BEIJING (Reuters) – A virus outbreak in an eastern Chinese city has killed 19 children and left hundreds ill, state media reported on Sunday nearly two months after the outbreak started. The intestinal virus called “enterovirus 71” or EV71, one

Smog chokes Beijing amid Games delay fears

Children and the elderly in Beijing were advised to stay indoors as thick smog choked the city on Friday, a day after the top Olympic official warned pollution could disrupt next year’s Games. Beijing·s top weather official, Sun Jisong, said