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China tells US to stop reporting Beijing's bad air | AP ^ | 6/5/12 | Alexa Olesen

Posted on 06/05/2012 6:38:40 AM PDT by LibWhacker

BEIJING (AP) — China told foreign embassies Tuesday to stop publishing their own reports on air quality in the country, escalating its objections to a popular U.S. Embassy Twitter feed that tracks pollution in smoggy Beijing.

Only the Chinese government is authorized to monitor and publish air quality information and data from other sources may not be standardized or rigorous, Wu Xiaoqing, a vice environmental minister, told reporters.

China has long taken issue with the U.S. Embassy's postings of hourly readings of Beijing's air quality on a Twitter feed with more than 19,000 followers since 2008. But its past objections were raised quietly.

U.S. Embassy officials did not immediately comment Tuesday, but the Twitter feed was operating normally. Its readings are based on a single monitoring station within embassy grounds, and pollution levels are rated according to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standard that is more stringent than the one used by the Chinese government.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beijing; china; reporting; smog

1 posted on 06/05/2012 6:38:49 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

The PRC central committee is unhappy with the actions of the US central committee.

2 posted on 06/05/2012 6:41:15 AM PDT by Pecos (Constitution? Oh, you mean that thing we USED to have.)
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To: LibWhacker

Is it just me or if I was a nation would I just NOT care what the rest of the world thought of me all the time? The US, China, whoever else are all wringing their hands about their “standings” in the world. Just do the right thing and quit being a baby about what others say.

3 posted on 06/05/2012 6:43:29 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (i a m t h e m a r g i n o f e r r e r)
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To: Pecos

0bama administration tells MSM to stop reporting on the bad economy.

This is an historical recurring tactic used by totalitarian/fascist/communist governments. It is illegal and punishable as treason to report on bad news about the government’s policies.

4 posted on 06/05/2012 6:47:44 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

I would think the air is temporarily US property while it is over Embassy soil, at least to a specific altitude. So it is US Smog.

Good name for a sports team - Los Angeles Smog, Seattle Smog, St. Louis Smog, Cincinnati Smog, Chicago Smog.

5 posted on 06/05/2012 7:03:49 AM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: LibWhacker

The problem with the latest Chinese and Russian directives, aimed at the U.S., is that they see Obama as week enough to cave on these issues.

An American LEADER, would tell China that “as long as they continue to place 2 dirty coal plants on line each week, the world is free to observe and report on the environmental impacts.”

6 posted on 06/05/2012 7:36:07 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: G Larry

WEAK enough

7 posted on 06/05/2012 7:37:14 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: LibWhacker

If the Chicoms would stop all that farting, there’d be nothing to report.

That said, a similar problem has been noted around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue beginning in January, 2009.

8 posted on 06/05/2012 7:39:32 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (NOVEMBER 6th: THE END OF AN ERROR! Let us pray it's not the start of another!*)
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To: LibWhacker

Another “Run and get your shinebox” moment for The Resident.

9 posted on 06/05/2012 7:40:50 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: LibWhacker

It seems that thriving Communiust Regiems are not the sparkling Green havens that the local enviro-mentalists believe them to be. America is one of the cleanist nations on earth, certainly it is the most enviromentaly mandated nation on earth. Every bit of business that is moved overseas means a drastic increase of polution for the planet.

I remember using fog lights in Tokyo during the day because the smog was so thick.

10 posted on 06/05/2012 7:44:37 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

If China wants to set up a monitoring station in their embassy, I wouldn’t care what they published or how often. It could be a total pack of lies, and I would care less. Why does China care so much about our silly little data feed?

11 posted on 06/05/2012 8:53:16 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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