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Dangerous pollution hits Beijing

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 15:10

China`s capital was shrouded in dangerous smog on Thursday, cutting visibility down to a few hundred metres as a count of small particulate pollution reached more than 25 times recommended levels.

China sets targets for curbing air pollution

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 13:47

China has set new targets for its provinces to reduce air pollution by 5 to 25 per cent, state media said late on Tuesday, underscoring the government`s concern about a source of public anger.

Shanghai`s toxic smog reaches hazardous levels

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 09:15

Known for its terrible air quality, China`s financial hub Shanghai got covered with thick smog on Friday, halting all constructions and forcing the school children to remain indoors.

Beijing toughens pollution norms for cleaner air

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 21:01

Beijing Monday unveiled a package of measures, including cutting vehicle emissions and curbing industrial pollution, in a bid to improve air quality in the often smog-shrouded city, Xinhua reported.

Beijing toughens pollution norms for cleaner air

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 09:15

China’s capital city Monday unveiled a package of measures, including cutting vehicle emissions and curbing industrial pollution, in a bid to improve air quality in the often smog-shrouded city.

Beijing hospital admissions go up due to pollution

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 13:24

The number of people admitted to hospital with respiratory problems has increased 20 percent in Beijing following the intense smog that blanketed the city in January, a media report said.

Beijing starts releasing key air pollution data

Last Updated: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 15:03

Beijing has started releasing hourly readings for key air quality data that are expected to better indicate the extent of the city`s air pollution.

Beijing air pollution `hazardous`: US embassy

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 08:40

The Chinese capital is one of the most polluted cities in the world, mainly due to its growing energy consumption.