Shanghai chips away at its mountain of trash

Oct 25, 2019
After nearly four months of a mandatory waste-sorting plan, the city declares better than expected results.
Shanghai has made it mandatory for residents and businesses to sort their waste.
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For China, a new year and a new U.S. ambassador

Feb 10, 2014
The United States has a new ambassador to China: Montana Senator Max Baucus was unanimously confirmed by the Senate late last week. Is he up for the job?

American pollution: Made in China

Jan 21, 2014
There's a hidden cost to buying goods manufactured in China -- pollution in western North America.
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A village, poisoned: the toxic trail of China's coal industry

Dec 19, 2013
U.S. coal producers hope to export coal from the Pacific Northwest to China. The world’s second biggest economy burns more coal than the rest of the world combined. That’s generated record levels of air pollution in China, and polluted waterways,…

Shanghai shut down by toxic cloud

Dec 9, 2013
As some American kids get a snow day, some Chinese students are getting a pollution day today.

China Eases One-Child Policy

Nov 15, 2013
China to ease restrictions on one-child policy among other reforms.

Shanghai smog: Life in a polluted city

May 17, 2013
Marketplace's Rob Schmitz tells Kai what it's really like to live in smoggy, hazy Shanghai, masks and all.

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Chinese protesters oppose petrochemical plant in Kunming

May 16, 2013
In the latest series of 'not in my backyard' or NIMBY protests in China, hundreds took to the streets in Kunming to oppose a petrochemical plant.

Pollution boosts clean air industry in China

Feb 7, 2013
Severe air pollution in Eastern China this year has spurred an economic boom for companies making filtration machines, masks, and even clean air 'domes'.

In China, thousands protest against pollution

Jul 30, 2012
Weekend protests about waste from a paper mill near Shanghai are the latest sign of rising public anger over environmental pollution.

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