Ma Jun: China has reached its environmental tipping point


the Guardian

Tom Levitt

It was almost 20 years ago that Ma Jun sat and watched the rainbow-coloured River Fen, in Shanxi province. As he turned to the skies in this coal and industrial heartland of north China he could see dozens of chimneys bellowing out their fumes.

China opens world's longest high-speed rail route - BBC News


BBC News

 Media captionThe BBC's Matthew Stadlen looks ahead to the high speed line's launch

China has officially opened the world's longest high-speed rail route, linking the capital Beijing with the southern commercial hub of Guangzhou.

4 percent of Chinese cities report clean air


Zhu Ningzhu

BEIJING, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Only three out of the 74 Chinese cities that were monitored for air quality last year reported clean air, while the large majority suffered various degrees of pollution, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said on Tuesday.

China building super highway for clean power


Ucilia Wang

China likes to do things on a grand scale, which allows it serve its vast population spreading out in huge regions and brag about its technical advancements.

Can Smarter Growth Guide China’s Urban Building Boom?


david biello

The world has never seen anything like China’s dizzying urbanization boom, which has taken a heavy environmental toll. But efforts are now underway to start using principles of green design and smart growth to guide the nation’s future development.

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