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China winter smog targets not enough to offset last year's surge: data

3:39am BST

SHANGHAI A new winter plan to curb emissions in northern China will not be enough to reverse last year's sharp increase, official data shows, raising concerns that a weakening economy is eroding Beijing's resolve to tackle pollution.

Houston Rockets Nike merchandise disappears from China stores

11 Oct 2019

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Houston Rockets sneakers and other merchandise were pulled from several Nike stores in major Chinese cities amid the furor surrounding a tweet from the team's general manager in support of anti-government protests in Hong Kong. | Video

UPDATE 1-China oil refiner issues $140 mln green bond to fund new capacity

10 Oct 2019

* Jiangsu refiner to use bond proceeds to build efficient capacity

Chinese organisers cancel NBA fan event amid free speech row

10 Oct 2019

SHANGHAI Chinese organisers on Wednesday cancelled a fan event on the eve of a National Basketball Association (NBA) exhibition game in Shanghai, the latest fallout in a growing dispute over a tweet by a team official supporting protests in Hong Kong. | Video

China's Hebei province orders industries to step up smog controls

23 Sep 2019

* Steel cities Tangshan, Handan order tougher cuts from Sept 22

UPDATE 2-China to set stricter targets for polluting cities in heating season

20 Sep 2019

* Cities that met targets last year exempt this year (Adds detail, background in final three paragraphs)

Turning blue - China Inc holds breath as Beijing eyes smog-free skies for National Day

17 Sep 2019

SHANGHAI When the sun comes up in Beijing on Oct. 1, the Chinese government will aim to celebrate its 70th birthday under a brilliant blue sky - and factory bosses hope they can get through it without blanket closures.

Concrete steps? For China cement giants, monster carbon footprint smothers climate goals

12 Sep 2019

WUHU, China At its massive Baimashan plant near the Yangtze river in eastern China, cement giant Anhui Conch has invested the best part of $10 million in new equipment to capture and store climate-warming greenhouse gas produced by its kilns.

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