Articles by David Stanway

Potential New ‘Pandemic Virus’ Has Been Found in Chinese Pigs, Warns Study

SHANGHAI – A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes a potential “pandemic virus,” a study said, although experts said there is no imminent …

China’s Coronavirus Deaths, Infections Rise; Supply Chains, Production, Travel Disrupted

China’s fast-moving coronavirus spread among passengers of a quarantined Japanese cruise liner on Thursday and dragged down production at more global businesses, as scientists across the world searched for a vaccine. The death toll from the virus in mainland China …

Pandemic Fears Grow as China Steps Up Efforts to Control New Flu-Like Coronavirus

Deaths from China’s new flu-like virus rose to nine on Wednesday with more than 470 confirmed cases, heightening global fears of contagion from an infection suspected to have come from animals. The previously unknown and contagious coronavirus strain emerged from …

Chemical Multinationals Must Stop Cutting Corners in Sourcing: Report on China Blast

A prominent Chinese environmental group has called on chemicals multinationals to stop “cutting corners” by outsourcing business to Chinese suppliers that violate safety regulations after an investigation into a deadly explosion at a factory in March. In a new study, …

Massive Explosion at Chinese Pesticide Plant Kills at Least 64

Rescuers in eastern China pulled a survivor from rubble early on Saturday [March 23], two days after a massive explosion at a pesticide plant killed at least 64 people, flattening nearby buildings and shattering windows more than a mile away. …

Cleaning Up China’s Contaminated Soil: Who Pays?

Nearly four years after a massive state-run steel mill on the outskirts of Beijing was closed to help cut smog in the Chinese capital, little has been done to clean up the contaminated site. The factory’s idled chimneys dominate a …

Study Suggests China’s CO2 Emissions Could be Greater than Thought

China’s carbon emissions could be nearly 20 percent higher than previously thought, a new analysis of official Chinese data showed on Sunday, suggesting the pace of global climate change could be even faster than currently predicted. China has already overtaken …

Greenpeace Charges Big Name Brands Sourcing from Polluting China Firms

Some of the world’s leading clothing brands rely on Chinese suppliers that pollute rivers with toxic, hormone-disrupting chemicals banned in Europe and elsewhere, the environment group Greenpeace said on Wednesday. Adidas, Nike, Puma, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Abercrombie and Fitch and …