23:30 05.01.2019

China targets heavy polluting diesel trucks with new guidelines on reducing emissions

Another positive step in China’s fight against pollution is through the country’s initiative against highly polluting diesel trucks; this is either by enforcing tougher fuel and engine standards, according to new guidelines. The Ministry of Ecology and Environment said the number of diesel trucks capable of meeting emission standards by 2020 would increase whilst promising to improve the quality of diesel.
Source: South China Morning Post
23:01 05.01.2019

China's Beijing, Hebei cut smog emissions 12 percent in 2018

China’s capital Beijing and its surrounding province cut pollution by 12% in 2018. This follows a regional crackdown on household coal burning, among other initiatives. The city’s air quality is still higher than the country’s recommended level. 79 other cities have also faced pollution restrictions this winter.
Source: Reuters
21:06 29.12.2018

China to restrict imports of scrap steel, aluminum from July

As part of China’s anti-pollution policy, the government will be introducing restrictions on scrap steel and aluminium from July 2019. The materials will move from the unrestricted import list to the restricted list. This restriction expands China’s successful policy to cut solid waste imports.
Source: Reuters
20:28 28.12.2018

Chinese city residents protest over plans for nuclear research

Such a protest is testament to the continued increase in environmental concerns across the country as public awareness rises of the possible health risks. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences reported that half of the protests with more than 10,000 people between 2001 – 2013 were sparked by concerns around pollution issues.
Source: South China Morning Post
20:17 28.12.2018

New highway offers chance to improve our city

The controversial Central-Wan Chai Bypass is soon to open yet this is not just a question around congestion charging. Discussions also remain around how to use limited road infrastructure efficiently whilst reducing other costs such as time in congestion and the costs of air pollution.
Source: South China Morning Post
20:05 26.12.2018

2018: Is China returning to old, polluting habits?

Beijing’s PM2.5 level was 35% lower than five years ago which is positive. This was deemed impossible by observers and could be seen as a large step towards China winnings its war on pollution. China’s environmental reforms in recent years has been based on a continued focus on a more sustainable economic model.
Source: China Dialogue