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Pollution, smog up around Shanghai and Hong Kong
Tighter controls in Beijing drive factories south. China’s average PM2.5 emissions is 64 micrograms per cubic metre, more than six times the acceptable level set by the World Health Organisation.
Beijing admits fish in Yangtze River are dying
An official report reveals that the amount of solid and liquid waste, including industrial pollutants, pesticides and fertilisers, pumped into the Yangtze runs in the billions of tonnes. All life in the river is at the risk of extinction, even the common carp. The river provides 35 per cent of China’s freshwater resources.
19/04/2007 CHINA – HONG KONG
Chinese White Dolphin in danger
Since 2004 28 Chinese White Dolphins have been found dead in Hong Kong waters. Lab tests found significant amounts of pollutants in the carcasses. Many groups blame the problem on high pollution levels in local coastal waters and call for action to remedy the situation.
22/06/2007 HONG KONG – CHINA
Hong Kong port losing its economic standing
Hong Kong is overtaken by Shanghai as the world's second-largest container port. National Development and Reform Commission deputy chairman says former British colony should develop high-end logistics industry and leave container shipping to Guangdong.
Throughput down in Shanghai and Shenzhen ports
Exports and container throughput in main ports drop in December; a sign that trends are negative. Imports decline as well.
05/05/2009 CHINA – MEXICO
Swine flu: Mexico and China rush to repatriate nationals
Tens of Mexicans leave China. A plane chartered by the Chinese government flies 200 Chinese tourists out of Mexico. The alert remains high but fear subsides.
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