China Pollution

China Must Free These Activists and Restore Confidence in Their Country

Patricia Adams | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Patricia Adams

Guo Yushan and He Zhengjun are accused of having written and published books and articles, and of having given lectures at universities, on such subjects as taxes, law reform, and environmental protection, with funding that included four foreign sources. They are just two of 1.4 billion Chinese citizens, but their work represented all that is hopeful and optimistic about China. Rather than jailing them, the government should free them, tap their confidence in their country and their dedication to their fellow citizen, thaw the chill that has accompanied their incarceration and help the country thrive.

China Is Taking 6 MILLION Cars Off The Road

CP | Joe McDonald, The Associated Press | Posted 07.26.2014 | Canada Business

BEIJING, China - China's government plans to take 6 million older, polluting vehicles off the road this year in an effort to revive stalled progress t...

China Must Regulate Pollution or Be Doomed to an "Airpocalypse"

Patricia Adams | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Patricia Adams

China's National People's Congress meet in Beijing Wednesday, with the country's crippling smog, which now looms as a threat to the leadership, high on the agenda. China's air isn't polluted because the technologies to keep it clean are unavailable but because the country lacks a credible regulatory regime that makes polluters pay and rewards investors to innovate. Why does the government target BBQs and individuals instead of the major polluters? Because it knows how to deprive ordinary citizens of their property and their lives. It doesn't know how to regulate an incoherent economy bereft of market discipline.

Beijing Disappears Into Dangerous Smog

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada

BEIJING, China - Beijing's skyscrapers receded into a dense grey smog Thursday as the capital saw the season's first wave of extremely dangerous pollu...


CP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.21.2013 | Canada

BEIJING, China - Beijing is seeking to tame its infamous smog by preparing emergency measures such as factory shutdowns and traffic limits to kick in ...