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Greenpeace activists protest Standard Chartered’s role in Reef wrecking coal mine

Press release | 2015-05-06 at 16:55

6 May 2015, Hong Kong – Twenty Greenpeace Hong Kong activists took action at Standard Chartered’s Hong Kong headquarters today, just hours before the company’s annual general meeting in London, urging the bank to end its association with one of...

85% of heavy industry in Hebei, Jiangsu exceeding emissions cap - Greenpeace

Press release | 2015-04-24 at 12:00

Beijing, 24 April 2015 - Up to 85% of heavy industry in two of China’s most polluted provinces, Jiangsu and Hebei, are illegally exceeding emissions caps set out in the central government’s first Air Pollution Action Plan, according to analysis...

New data shows Beijing air pollution improving, but rest of China still suffering -...

Press release | 2015-04-21 at 12:00

Beijing, 21 April 2015 – A Greenpeace East Asia analysis of air pollution data from 360 Chinese cities reveals that air quality in coastal regions and cities such as Beijing has modestly improved in the last 12 months. The analysis is based on an...

Shanghai 1- Beijing 0. The latest score in a food safety match.

Blog entry by Wang Jing | 2015-04-09

As a proud Beijing citizen, I was appalled to learn that neighbourhood markets in the city are selling vegetables which are not only contaminated with chemical pesticides well in excess of Chinese standards, but are even worse affected...

China’s ‘airmageddon’ could cause over 250,000 premature deaths

Press release | 2015-02-05 at 13:43

4 February 2015, Beijing - Over a quarter of a million people in some of China’s major cities could have their lives cut short because of high levels of air pollution, unless authorities get to grip with the country’s smog crisis, a new study warns.

Clean air doesn't come to those who wait

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 2015-01-22

"One thing that fascinated and shocked me the most was the fact that even on smoggy days, people still lived their lives as usual," said Chinese film director Jia Zhangke last week as the air outside in Beijing was a thick, soupy grey.

Chinese director Jia Zhangke challenges end to air pollution in new short film

Press release | 2015-01-22 at 15:00

Beijing, 22 January 2015 -  One of China’s most celebrated filmmakers, Jia Zhangke, today released a short film commissioned by Greenpeace East Asia tackling the health effects of air pollution on Chinese families. The film challenges China to...

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