China Smog

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...

AIRPOCALYPSE NOT

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 ...

SUPER SMOG

CP | Louise Watt, The Associated Press | Posted 12.21.2013 | Canada

BEIJING, China - Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an internat...