12月 272013
 
 2013年12月27日  中国, 環境管理

Heavy smog blanketed China’s financial hub Shanghai, causing air pollution in the city to spike to a record high on Friday (December 6).
The city saw levels of PM2.5, or particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers, reach a reading of 600 at 3 p.m. local time (0700 GMT), the local environmental protection bureau said.
Levels above 300 are considered hazardous, while the World Health Organisation recommends a daily level of no more than 20.

Visibility was reduced to less than 50 metres (164 feet) in some areas in the city.
Some flights have been diverted or cancelled as a result, and facial masks were snapped up from shop shelves.
Residents complained about hazy skies and foul smells that have become symptomatic of the country’s crippling smog crisis.
“I have difficulty in breathing. I feel uncomfortable. My throat felt funny after I went home. I hate going outside. It was fine in the subway. But the air quality is terrible outdoors. Visibility is also bad, as well as my mood,” said 34-year-old Xue Zhiyu.
Another Shanghai dweller, Fan Jianjun, said he was alarmed when he saw that the pollution reading on Friday morning was off the charts.

“I don’t think it’s fit for humans to live in this kind of environment. But I have no choice. I still need to go to work. I can only take some precautions, and I have no idea whether they work. I just want to give myself some comfort. That’s all,” Fan said.
Smog has been plaguing a large swathe of eastern China for days. Pollution has all but shut down Harbin, one of northeastern China’s largest cities, where visibility was reportedly reduced to 10 metres (33 feet).
Meteorological authorities expect the hazy weather to ease from Saturday (December 7) when a cold front hits.


8月 052013
 
 2013年8月5日  中国, 犯罪

産科医が赤ちゃん人身売買か=「障害ある」と親だます-中国

 【北京時事】新華社電などによると、中国陝西省渭南市富平県で7月、新生児が売り飛ばされる事件があり、河南省で4日、乳児が保護された。病院の産科医が人身売買に関与していたという。乳児が売られた新生児かどうかDNA鑑定で親子関係を確認する。

「赤ちゃん工場」相次ぐ摘発=少女に金銭約束、誘い込む-ナイジェリア

 中国では子供の誘拐・人身売買が後を絶たない。今回は産科医が関わった事件として注目を集めた。
 富平県の病院で7月16日、同県の女性が出産。産科副主任の医師が「赤ちゃんに先天的な伝染病や障害がある」と母親や家族に告げ、子供の治療を放棄し処置を任せるよう仕向けた。翌日、2人の男女が医師から2万1600元(約35万円)で新生児を買い取り、その後、3万元で転売した疑いがあるという。(2013/08/05-05:53)