Air Pollution

Air pollution continues to plague many of China's cities, bringing with it serious and costly health ailments. The government has responded with a variety of anti-smog measures, such as a ban on coal-toting trucks in highly polluting areas, restrictions on the number of cars that can be on roads and the shuttering of some factories not meeting environmental standards.

12 14, 2018 19:23 PM

Smog Boosted China's Resolve to Cut Carbon Emissions: Expert

On the sidelines of #COP24 in Krakow, Li Junfeng says China’s air pollution woes have helped make case to change nation’s energy mix

12 06, 2018 19:53 PM

China Railway Corp. Signals Sustained Growth Ahead

A ban on transporting coal by truck has business chugging along nicely for the state rail monopoly

12 04, 2018 18:53 PM

Amid Tightened Pollution Controls, Smog Still Subject to Changing Winds

North China started ‘heating season’ with worse pollution than last year, but weather patterns may be the problem

11 28, 2018 17:55 PM

Pollution Curbs Decimate Production at China’s Biggest Aluminum Smelter

Local government orders owner of China Hongqiao Group to cut what amounts to 650,000 metric tons of output

11 21, 2018 19:49 PM

Chemical Plants Had Swallowed Up Villages Affected by Fujian Spill

Fujian fishing community suffered years of pollution before toxic leak made headlines

11 15, 2018 20:05 PM

Coal Supply Market to Get National Overhaul With New Trading Center

China Railway Corp. subsidiary’s facility aims to boost reliability of supplies, move transportation of fuel off roads

11 15, 2018 17:11 PM

Chart of the Day: Beijing Winning its Campaign Against Smog, Gradually

Prevalence of a key pollutant has been declining — but the city is a long way away from meeting recommended levels

11 14, 2018 20:09 PM

World’s Big Economies Set to Miss Climate Change Goals

G-20 countries’ current policies would lead to an average global temperature increase of 3.2 C

11 13, 2018 22:06 PM

Fujian Fish Farmers Struggle to Stay Afloat After Toxic Spill

Village residents complain about government response, demand petrochemical company compensate them for their losses

11 09, 2018 20:04 PM

Chemical Leak Hospitalizes 52 in Fujian

After public outcry, government announces it will punish those responsible

11 08, 2018 19:42 PM

Plans to Move Households to Clean Energy Face Challenges Again This Winter

Lack of adequate infrastructure and high cost of alternative fuel also stymie efforts to wean homes from coal

11 08, 2018 16:43 PM

Scott Kennedy: China’s Expensive Gamble on New-Energy Vehicles

The state’s heavy hand in promoting the electric car industry risks going down dangerous roads with calamitous consequences for China and others

11 02, 2018 18:05 PM

China Isn't Relaxing Its War on Smog, Environment Ministry Says

The pollution reduction target may have been lowered, but even hitting revised figure will take hard work, spokesman said

10 26, 2018 21:26 PM

Chart of the Day: Beijing’s Air Pollution Level Dips to New Low

Government data show improvement in air quality in China’s capital in September

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