Biz updates

  • Yili looks to Italy for better milk


    Chinese dairy company Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co has formed a "strategic partnership" with Italian peer Sterilgarda Alimenti SpA.

  • The vexed issue of clearing the filthy air


    The level of air pollution in big Chinese cities shows how much China has paid environmentally for its economic growth of the past 30 years. Several weeks ago the State Council, China's cabinet, issued a plan on air pollution that details efforts the country will make over the next five years to improve air quality by drastically cutting pollution, especially in and around Beijing, the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta.

  • New economic model breathes life into desert control


    Wulan Dalai, one of the many herdsmen in Erdos, never thought his sand land as part of the Maowusu desert would one day become a cash cow.

  • Mining wasteland faces green challenge


    Ecosystem restoration is no easy task, reports Wang Kaihao in Ordos, Inner Mongolia.

  • Gov't inputs 805m yuan for agriculture


    The Ministry of Finance on Friday said the government has recently allocated 805 million yuan ($131.11 million) to boost agricultural industrialization.

  • Clean-air act may 'hit water supplies'


    Clearing the city air in eastern China may see a water shortage in its western regions, according to a recent report.

  • China's first coal-to-gas project ready


    The first phase of a coal gasification project in north China is complete and will start to supply gas to Beijing at the end of this year.

  • More public infrastructure projects to "Go West"


    A State Council report on Tuesday said that more government investment will go to large infrastructure projects in west China

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