Air pollution has been linked to a dangerous narrowing of neck arteries that occurs prior to strokes, according to researchers at New York Univerity's Langone Medical Centre.

China should have no more poor counties – at least by government standards – within 15 years, a top official on poverty alleviation says.

Hong Kong offers the best quality of living among cities in China but has fallen way behind its main competitor Singapore and major Japanese cities, according to a new survey.

But for residents of Kwai Chung's Kwai Shing West Estate, a stone's throw from the Kwai Tsing container terminal, the last few decades seem more of a health curse than a real-estate blessing.

Some key pollutants fell, but government and environmentalists at odds over why

Beijing fell short of reaching its air pollution reduction target last year and faced major difficulties before the issue could be controlled, the capital’s mayor said.

Scientists say they have identified a strain of bacteria that increases the productivity of naturally manured fields, slashing the need for the mainland's huge use of chemical fertilisers

For decades, villagers in a rural area of Guangxi have seen their rice saplings wilt shortly after planting and found soft bones a common ailment.

Pesticide levels that exceeded national safety limits were found in a third of vegetable samples taken from Guangzhou markets in a new study by the environmental group Greenpeace.

Quality control specialist says 48.1 per cent of the inspections it carried out in China last year failed to meet modern health and safety standards