» 12/20/2007, 00.00
Polluted waters infect China’s fish and mussel farms
China’s fishing industry is the biggest in the world. But now most of China’s waterways are too polluted and breeders are accused of using cancerous chemicals. Beijing promises stricter controls and the fish farms move further afield. Experts fear this could increase pollution.
Millions of dead fish in river water authority claims "is normal"
In the Min River, the main river of Fujian, in the space of a few days tens of millions of fish have died. People block roads to protest against authorities indifference. Gutian County produces over 100 tons of fish a day, now its economy is destroyed.
31/07/2006 CHINA UNITED STATES
China's air pollution hits United States
Pollution coming from China has reached California and other American states. Experts say that short of drastic intervention, China's expanding industry and private consumption will affect the environment of the whole world.
First trade deficit in almost two years for Japan
For the first time in 22 months, Japan bought more than it sold because of a slowdown in exports. However, experts agree the country has turned the corner and growth should be back.
Japanese exports drop by 36 per cent
World demands continue to stagnate. Exports towards the United States, China and Europe drop. The positive signs seen of the second quarter were due to the government stimulus package. Imports decline as well. For the fourth time, Japan Airlines asks the government for aid.
Chinese textile 'tsunami' hits Africa and Asia
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