Day two of Beijing’s first-time red alert for “fog”

January 5, 2017 5:08 am

Day two of Beijing’s first-time red alert for “fog” The Chinese capital issues its highest red fog alert for a second day on Wednesday, keeping highways closed in and around the city which is already under a smog alert after weeks of choking winter pollution. Graham Mackay reports.

China to receive $300m loan to combat pollution levels

December 12, 2015 5:34 am

China is to receive a $300m (£198m) loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help it combat dangerous pollution levels in Beijing city and its surrounding area. The ADB said that poor air quality had reached such a serious level that it was “jeopardising health and sustainable growth”. The...

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China pollution: First ever red alert in effect in Beijing

December 8, 2015 10:49 am

Schools in Beijing are closed and outdoor construction halted as the Chinese capital’s first ever pollution “red alert” came into effect. The alert, the highest possible warning level, was issued late Monday and will last until midday on Thursday. Limits have been placed on car use and some factories have...

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