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China's face mask industry under scrutiny as pollution worsens

Mar 25, 2014

China's face mask industry under scrutiny as pollution worsens

Face masks have become the norm for many city residents, although only nine out of 37 types tested recently by the China Consumers Association met required standards in terms of filtering particulate matter and enabling easy breathing. #World #HowThisWorks #China #Beijing #Smog #Pollution #face masks #anti-pollution products
China smog: Panicked buying leads to shortage of face masks

Feb 26, 2014

China smog: Panicked buying leads to shortage of face masks

The capital was on its sixth day of an "orange" smog alert -- the second-highest on the scale -- with the air tasting gritty and visibility down to a few hundred metres. #World #China #WhyNow #Beijing #Smog #Pollution #face masks #anti-pollution products
China: President Xi braves smog, takes a stroll in Beijing alley

Feb 26, 2014

China: President Xi braves smog, takes a stroll in Beijing alley

Chinese President Xi Jinping braved Beijing's choking smog Tuesday, making an unannounced visit to a trendy alley and sitting with residents in his latest public relations effort to be seen as a man of the people. #China #NewsTracker #Beijing #Smog #Xi Jinping #China President
Beijing man sues govt for smog in the city: reports

Feb 25, 2014

Beijing man sues govt for smog in the city: reports

A Chinese man in a smoggy northern city has become the first person in the country to sue the government for failing to curb air pollution, a state-run newspaper reported on Tuesday. #NewsTracker #Beijing #China smog #Beijing smog #China pollution
SC notice to centre, 4 states over rising air pollution in Delhi

Feb 11, 2014

SC notice to centre, 4 states over rising air pollution in Delhi

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the central and four state governments on the plea seeking direction for steps to effectively reduce air pollution in the NCR. #China #Delhi #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Beijing #Weather #Air pollution #Smog #Pollution #Meteorology

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Why protests don't end up in change: We need more wonks

Jan 04, 2013

Why protests don't end up in change: We need more wonks

Everyone in India should ask why the policy wonks are so interested in health, education and welfare programmes, and so disengaged with basic public good. #Crony capitalism #HowThisWorks #Delhi gangrape #Great smog

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Why protests don't end up in change: We need more wonks

Aug 06, 2014

China's Air Pollution Better Than Reports Indicate

Multinational corporations like Coca-Cola and Panasonic are increasingly offering expat executives “hardship packages,” which include allowances for frequent trips to their home countries and additional ‘bonuses’, to entice them to stay in China’s po... #China #Coca-Cola Company
Why protests don't end up in change: We need more wonks

Sep 01, 2014

Tantrums, concubines, hotpot burns and smog: China insurers have it covered

Similarly, buy cover against your bride becoming pregnant before the honeymoon, your team being knocked out of the soccer World Cup, burning your tongue eating hotpot or if smog ruins your holiday. Quirky, maybe, but China's insurers are turning to e... #China #Hong Kong #Switzerland #Munich Re
Why protests don't end up in change: We need more wonks

Sep 02, 2014

South Korea delays smog tax proposals

South Korea has delayed a proposed tax on vehicle carbon emissions by over five years to the end of 2020, amid pressure from domestic and US car makers who fear the levy would curb sales... #China #Hong Kong #Switzerland #Munich Re