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China releases Tianjin report, but questions are left unanswered

Blog entry by Cheng Qian | 2016-02-06

Just two days before the lunar new year, China’s largest holiday, the Chinese government finally released its investigative report into the causes of the Tianjin blasts which rocked the Binhai port district of Tianjin in August last...

Greenpeace reaction to the State Council investigation report on the Tianjin Blasts

Press release | 2016-02-06 at 15:10

Beijing, February 6, 2016 - Following the release of the official Tianjin blast investigation report, Greenpeace urges the government to systematically review and reform the chemicals management system in China.

Friday Five: China’s Golden Monkey in peril and China’s wind energy hits new record!

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-02-05

Friday Five highlighting environmental news and commentary for the week State owned company ChemChina poised to take over Syngenta, the world’s third largest agri-tech company [ WSJ] On Wednesday it was announced that...

ChinaChem to takeover Syngenta - Greenpeace statement

Press release | 2016-02-04 at 15:42

Beijing, 4 February 2016 - On the announcement of ChemChina to takeover the pesticide and seed company Syngenta, Philippe Schenkel, Ecological Farming Campaigner at Greenpeace Switzerland, said:

Friday Five: Factory Leak in Shandong and Smog-free cinemas

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-01-29

Smog-free cinemas: In China, movie theaters push purified air as new amenity [LA Times] In a country where fresh air can be purchased by the can and restaurants charge a clean air fee, it’s unsurprising that movie...

Friday Five: Coal in Decline, 2015 City Rankings and Pigs

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-01-22

Friday round-up highlighting the news and commentary of the week: Air pollution in China abates, but winter a problem: Greenpeace   [Reuters] Greenpeace China released its final city rankings for 2015, with the...

Pipe Dreams

Publication | 2016-01-21 at 15:16

In this report, Greenpeace explores the development of China’s coal-to-chemical sector and environmental problems of the industry. We look at the efforts of one such SOE, the Datang group, one of China’s top 5 state-owned power sector giants,...

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