Tag: pollution

How to play China’s pollution fears

china-pollution3Where some see problems, others opportunities. The record level of smog  that cloaked Beijing earlier this year sparked a turnaround in the mindset of Chinese consumers, that fund managers should not ignore. (continue reading…)

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Testing times for Chinese consumers

china-pollutionEnvironmental concerns are growing in China but people also concerned about the less-visible consequences of the country’s breakneck growth in recent years, such as growing inequalty and food safety.

According to a  recent report by Pew Research, the Chinese are increasingly concerned about the quality of the country’s air and water. (continue reading…)

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China to build smog monitoring network

pollutionbeijingChina’s largest cities suffer from dangerously high levels of chronic pollution as any long-suffering resident will testify. But what is the government doing about it?

According to official agency Xinhua, the latest initiative will see China build a nationwide network monitor the impact of air pollution on health. (continue reading…)

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What’s China doing to fight climate change?

yutian10aChina has long been aware of the high environment cost of its  recent industrialisation. Whether it has done enough to mitigate the damage is another question. (continue reading…)

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Guangdong likes it heaviest

zhanjiang_3.jpgForget climate change, forget “harmonious development”. Western Guangdong wants to attract more heavy manufacturing and petrochemical plants to the region.

The local government of Guangdong is targeting the underdeveloped western part of the province with plans for new chemical and manufacturing plants.

Cities such as Zhanjiang, Yunfu, Yangjiang and Maoming have a combined population of around 15m but economically they have lagged behind the Pearl River Delta in the east of the province.

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