Tag Archives: China

Rapid Rise in Infectious Disease rates rattle Chinese

BEIJING, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — Infectious diseases claimed 1,530 lives on the Chinese mainland last month, and nearly one third of the deaths were caused by A/H1N1 influenza, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH). A total of 28,779 A/H1N1

China blames pollution as birth defects rise

BEIJING (AFP) – Every 30 seconds a baby is born with physical defects in China, partly due to the country’s deteriorating environment, state media said, citing a senior family planning official. The figure, reported by the China Daily in its

Pollution causes birth defects to soar in China

Birth defects in Chinese infants have soared nearly 40 per cent since 2001, a government report said, and officials linked the rise to China’s worsening environmental degradation. The rate of defects had risen from 104.9 per 10,000 births in 2001,

“iPhone” Poisoned Factory Workers

Technology giant Apple has admitted that some of its workers in China have been poisoned and that many are regularly working in unsafe conditions. Apple says the revelations are proof that its audit processes are effective and the company says

China, Greece to curb ship CO2

China and Greece will set up a centre to look at ways of saving energy and cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the merchant navy, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Saturday. Wen was speaking during a visit to the premises of

Climate threatens Asian rice production

Even modest rises in global temperatures will drive down rice production in Asia, the world’s biggest grower of the cereal grain that millions of poor people depend on as a staple food, a study published Monday warned. Researchers from the

Pakistan floods 400 dead

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains have killed more than 400 people in Pakistan in three days and affected at least 600,000, a minister said Friday. Hundreds of homes and thousands of hectares

Death toll at least 67 as Typhoon Conson slams into China

Typhoon Conson weakened to a tropical storm and headed for Vietnam Saturday after brushing the southeastern Chinese island of Hainan and pounding the Philippines, leaving at least 67 dead. Philippine authorities warned the toll could rise further with dozens missing

Deadly floods hit south west China

Video Report: Deadly floods hit south west China.

China launches climate project with Britain, Switzerland

China has launched with Britain and Switzerland a project aimed at finding ways for the Asian giant to tackle climate change and mitigate its effects, officials said Thursday. The Adapting to Climate Change in China project will run from this