Tag Archives: China

China could lift life expectancy by nearly three years if it meets WHO smog standards: study

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China could raise average life expectancy by 2.9 years if it improves air quality to levels recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO), according a new study from a U.S. research group. FILE PHOTO – A chimney is seen in front of residential buildings during a polluted day in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province,… Read More »

China, After Outcry, Reinstates Ban on Rhino and Tiger Parts in Medicine

BEIJING — The Chinese government, bowing to pressure from environmental groups, said on Monday that it would temporarily reinstate a ban on the use of rhinoceros horns and tiger bones in medicine. Making a rare concession, the State Council, China’s cabinet, said that it had decided to postpone an order made last month to undo… Read More »