SHANDONG, May 11, -- East China's Shandong Province is incentivizing cities to improve air quality by giving cash rewards to those that make progress and fining those that don't.

In the first quarter of this year, the province awarded a combined 39.37 million yuan (6.09 million U.S. dollars) to 15 cities under its jurisdiction in which the air quality had improved year on year.

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TIANJIN, April 28, Xinhua -- Though summer is approaching, Niu Guirong has no plans to install an air conditioner. The electricity-hogging appliances don't fit well with her frugal lifestyle.

The retiree's pension is higher than the average in Xuchang County, central China's Henan Province. Still, Niu, 61, and her husband try to save every penny they can.

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BEIJING, April 13 Xinhua -- Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli will attend the Paris climate agreement signing ceremony on April 22 as Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang on Wednesday.

Zhang will sign the climate agreement on behalf of China at the signing ceremony, which will be held at the UN headquarters in New York, said Lu at a regular press briefing.

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UNITED NATIONS, April 8, Xinhua -- A record number of countries are expected to sign a historic climate agreement at a signing ceremony on April 22, the deputy UN spokesman said here Thursday.

thumb Topics-Climate change - 4.9 Record number of countries expected to sign historic Paris climate accord

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BEIJING, March 24, -- Report in science journal Nature finds nation's contribution to global warming was overstated
China is responsible for a far smaller share of global warming than previously thought, according to new evidence published in the science journal Nature on Thursday.

The study, the first comprehensive assessment of the country's total climate change contribution since the preindustrial era, was done by a group of researchers from Peking University.

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