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India Just Had Its Most Polluted Year, According To Greenpeace India

The Wall Street Journal reports: “India just had its most polluted year on record, Greenpeace India says in a new report, for the first time pushing it above China in terms of the average amount of pollution its citizens were … Continue reading

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Chinese City Clusters Are Struggling to Curb Environmental Degradation

Finchannel.com reports: “China’s city clusters are struggling to prevent the spread of resource depletion and environmental degradation from mega cities to smaller urban centers, according to a new research report by Accenture and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The … Continue reading

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Westerners in Beijing warned of Christmas terrorism threat

The LA Times reports: The U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday morning warned citizens of a Christmastime terrorism threat against Westerners in one of the city’s most popular expatriate districts. Beijing authorities put swaths of the city under lockdown, stationing … Continue reading

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Beijing warns US over South China Sea dispute

Sky News Australia reports: Beijing has warned that it will ‘firmly oppose’ infringement of its sovereignty after indications Washington will soon send warships close to its artificial islands in the South China Sea. Tensions have mounted since China transformed reefs … Continue reading

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China’s central bank cuts interest rates due to market slump

The BBC reports: “The People’s Bank of China cut its key lending rate by 0.25 percentage points to 4.6% in an effort to calm stock markets after two days of turmoil. It is the fifth interest rate cut since November … Continue reading

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Arbitration court to issue ruling on maritime territory row before end of the year

Business World Online reports on moves by the Permanent Court of Arbitration to resolve the maritime territory dispute between China and the Phillipines: THE PERMANENT Court of Arbitration (PCA) expects to decide before the end of the year if it … Continue reading

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China plans to build railway through the Amazon

The Guardian reports on a planned railway line that will run from one side of South America to the other, cutting through the Amazon in the process: Chinese premier Li Keqiang is to push controversial plans for a railway through … Continue reading

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U.S. May Risk Conflict With China Over South China Sea

The Wall Street Journal reports on the potential for conflict between the US and China over China’s actions to assert its sovereignty in the South China Sea: After repeated and unheeded warnings to China to halt its massive reclamation works … Continue reading

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Nepal Quake Death Toll Rises Above 4000

The New York Times reports on the aftermath of a recent earthquake in Nepal: The death toll from Saturday’s earthquake has risen above 4,000 people. Nepal police say on their Facebook page late Monday evening that 3,904 deaths had been … Continue reading

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China to implement measures to curb pollution in its water supply

Reuters reports on new measures by the Chinese Government to reduce river pollution: China will ban water-polluting paper mills, oil refineries, pesticide producers and other industrial plants by the end of 2016, as it moves to tackle severe pollution of … Continue reading

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