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Toxic heavy metals found in children's products on the Chinese market

Feature Story | 2011-12-07 at 14:18 1 comment

For many people around the world, particularly the little people under 12, Christmas is the best time of the year. Even in China where Christmas is not traditionally celebrated, Chinese New Year follows shortly after in January or February and is...

Tweaking electricity prices is not enough to break China's coal addiction

Blog entry by Ang Li | 2011-12-07

What with the heaters going full blast, the winter season in China always puts a stress on the electrical grid. On November 30 China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) released a price adjustment plan for electricity.

The three types of masks that protect you from air pollution PM2.5

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-12-06 1 comment

Air pollution in Beijing recently has been absolutely shocking, as the above photo can attest. At too many points in the day levels have been exceeding the testing limits of the US Embassy readings (as seen at their Twitter ). When...

From Durban: "It's time for our governments to listen to the people"

Feature Story | 2011-11-29 at 14:37

On the eve of the latest round of climate talks in Durban, Greenpeace declares that it is time for our governments to listen to the people, and not the polluters.

Art of Activism: strategies used to change the Chinese textile industry

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-11-22

Stage 1: Testing and releasing the report This is a story that begins at two textile factories in China that were discharging a range of hazardous and hormone-disrupting chemicals into the Yangtze and Pearl River deltas. After...

Li Ning commit to elimination of all toxic chemicals by 2020

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-11-22 1 comment

Big news! The Chinese sportswear brand Li Ning have committed to the elimination of all hazardous chemical discharges from across its supply chain by 2020.  This follows our global campaign ' Detox ' that began with testing at two...

Signup to attend "The Climate Reality"

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-11-17

Welcome to the Greenpeace Beijing office for a live presentation on the climate crisis and what the public can do to solve it. In 2006 an earlier version of this presentation was turned into a documentary called 'An Inconvenient Truth'...

Time for an intervention: Tesco must end their pesticide habit

Feature Story | 2011-11-15 at 17:29

After three years of independent testing, produce sold at Tesco supermarkets in China continues to show levels of pesticides far above the legal limit. When is Tesco going to wake up and smell the chemically-doused produce? By Evan Brooks.

Five soccer fields of solar cells installed in China per day, for 2011

Feature Story | 2011-11-11 at 17:16

1.8 GW of solar electricity (PV) is expected to be installed this year in China. The area of solar cells installed will equal five soccer fields a day, more than tripling from last year. Feed-in tariffs for this year's installations are 130...

China announces a plan to achieve 17% cut in carbon intensity by 2015

Feature Story | 2011-11-10 at 14:25

Yesterday China's State Council approved a plan to control the nation's serious greenhouse gas emissions. The aim of the plan will be to achieve the goal of a 17% cut in carbon intensity by 2015 from 2010 levels, as reported on a central...

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