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China residents drink pesticide in Beijing protest


A dozen people protesting the demolition of their homes in central China drank pesticide in Beijing in a desperate bid for attention that underscores the failures of a decades-old petitioning system. The 12 survived the protest Tuesday near a historic watchtower in the heart of China’s capital after police sent them to a hospital where … Continue reading

China’s anti-pollution drive risks running out of gas


A chronic shortage of natural gas is hurting China’s plan to move away from burning coal to heat homes and offices, raising the prospect of more choking air pollution this winter and beyond. The problem is worst in northern China, where air pollution mainly caused by decades of reliance on coal has lowered life expectancy … Continue reading

China: Thick smog blocked road, train, air traffic for two days


Thick smog in Harbin urban areas has caused the closing of primary and secondary schools and expressways. The PM2.5 index has exceeded the maximum range of the metre. After the serious smog on October 20, and the early morning on October 21, air pollution was even worse. The visibility in urban areas was less than … Continue reading

Collapse of new bridge underscores worries about China infrastructure


One of the longest bridges in northern China collapsed on Friday, just nine months after it opened, setting off a storm of criticism from Chinese Internet users and underscoring questions about the quality of construction in the country’s rapid expansion of its infrastructure. A nearly 330-foot-long section of a ramp of the eight-lane Yangmingtan Bridge … Continue reading

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