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China firms funding coal plants offshore as domestic curbs bite: study

22 Jan 2019

SHANGHAI China has become a key backer for coal-fired power globally, funding more than a quarter of all new plants being developed outside its borders even as it clamps down on the polluting fuel at home, a study published on Tuesday said.

China firms funding coal plants offshore as domestic curbs bite - study

22 Jan 2019

* China involved in 102 GW out of total 399 GW under construction

UPDATE 1-Air quality worsens in China's Henan province, improves elsewhere

07 Jan 2019

* Northern cities near Beijing struggle to meet winter targets (Updates to add targets for Hebei province)

Smog and a hard place: China regions caught between economic woes and pollution war

14 Dec 2018

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Amid a slowing economy and a slew of mixed signals from the environment ministry, China's embattled local governments are facing a dilemma: do they go all out to curb smog this winter, or do their best to keep factories humming?

Northern China smog worsens in October-November as pace of restrictions eases: Greenpeace

13 Dec 2018

SHANGHAI Smog in northern China worsened in October and November compared to a year earlier, environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday, as the government eases the pace at which it ramps up air quality controls at a time when the economy is slowing.

RPT-Northern China smog worsens in Oct-Nov as pace of restrictions eases -Greenpeace

13 Dec 2018

* Only 32 out of 79 cities cut PM2.5 in Nov -Reuters analysis

China pollution cover-ups 'extremely stupid': environment ministry

30 Nov 2018

BEIJING Attempts by Chinese companies and local governments to conceal pollution violations are "extremely stupid" and will not succeed, China's environment ministry said on Friday after a spate of cover-ups in the country.

Smog war casualty: China coal city bears brunt of pollution crackdown

27 Nov 2018

JINCHENG, China Residents in the rugged, overmined city of Jincheng in northern China's coal heartland have been breathing a little easier after campaigns to reduce pollution forced dozens of collieries and chemical plants to close. | Video

Mongolia plans coal rail link to China by 2021: official

08 Nov 2018

SHANGHAI Mongolia aims to complete a railway from its Tavan Tolgoi coal project to the Chinese border by 2021, a Mongolian official told Reuters on Thursday.

Despite climate pledges, China struggles to break coal habit

24 Oct 2018

XUZHOU, China In a former mining district in eastern China, authorities have shut dozens of pits and invested billions of yuan to resculpt the broken landscape, creating gardens, forest walks and wetland parks, as well as a small museum dedicated to coal.

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