(June 2, 2006) Southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality started two projects to improve its urban environment.
(May 2, 2006) China’s General Administration of the Environment has issued a notice declaring that it alone will make public environmentally damaging accidents and related information.
(March 21, 2006) China must make more efforts to improve its deteriorating environment, said the chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
(March 15, 2006) Communiqu√© from China’s State Environmental Protection Administration notes that only a third of mainland cities meet state air quality standards and almost all major rivers are polluted.
(January 29, 2006) A cancer cluster that has been linked to water pollution in a village downstream of the Danjiangkou dam in Hubei province highlights the human misery caused by China’s poisoned rivers.
(February 26, 2003) Praphat Panyachartrak, minister for natural resources and the environment, turned heads on Monday when he announced plans to scrap the contract to build a controversial wastewater treatment plant in Samut Prakan province.
(August 29, 2002) As pollution worsens in China, Beijing is under pressure to develop sources of renewable energy. Unfortunately, it includes large-scale hydropower in that category despite the environmental damage caused by big dams.
(August 22, 2002) ‘Government inaction means millions are paying for prosperity with their health.’
(February 25, 2002) More than 100 of the 21,000 chemical plants located alongside China’s rivers and coastline pose safety threats, the country’s environment chief has warned.
(January 17, 2002) A new report raises fresh concerns about the potential health risks of the massive Three Gorges Dam. Critics of the project fear clean-up funds allocated by the Chinese government will not be enough. Canadian environmental group Probe International says in 2000, Chinese academics pleaded for $37 billion for environmental projects relating to the dam’s construction.
(January 17, 2002) China’s State Environmental Protection Administration wants local authorities to report environmental accidents within an hour so it can better inform the public of impending disasters.
(October 15, 2001) A spill at a chemical plant in northwest China’s Shaanxi province has contaminated the Wuding River with 2,000 tons of alkaline waste.
(June 4, 2001) Russia’s natural resources minister is embarking Tuesday on a working visit to neighboring China, where he will meet with officials to discuss common environmental issues.
(June 3, 2001) Nine major industrial plants in the southern city of Guangzhou will be removed from the city’s urban centre by 2010 as part of an anti-pollution drive, sources with the Guangzhou environmental protection department said recently.
(May 31, 2001) Water pollution is suspected in Mudanjiang, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, as unidentified flocs – suspended aggregate particles – have been detected at a water supply source since Sunday, the city government said yesterday.