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Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has called for resolute and steady efforts to combat air pollution in heavily-polluted areas surrounding the country's capital. The six regions, all located in the northern part of China, suffer the most from heavy air pollution,including capital Beijing, municipality Tianjin, provinces of Hebei, Shanxi and Shandong and Inner Mongolia autonomous region. A total of 13 monitored cities in the region had about 20 of the 31 days in August failing to meet the required standards, said the Ministry of Environmental Protection. According to Zhang, a list of ten cities with the best air quality and ten with the worst will be published each month.
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  • (Xinhua)2017-11-04 10:57

    SHIJIAZHUANG — Northern China's Hebei province has already met this year's industrial capacity reduction target, cutting over 46.2 million metric tons of iron and steel capacity, 10.5 million tons of coal and 2.6 million tons of cement. "Reducing capacity is fundamental to supply-side structural r...

  • By Zheng Jinran(China Daily)2017-10-30 07:41

    With the winter heating season nearing, Beijing's air quality challenges continue The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei province region saw air pollution worsen in the first three quarters of the year, with concentrations of major pollutants rising and fewer days with blue skies, according to data from the Min...

  • (China Daily)2017-10-27 06:20

    Hong Kong and Singapore may be rivals in many things, but they share some common problems too. One of the more obvious ones is that both cities have limited space with an almost unstoppable growth in car population, resulting in unbearable traffic congestion on the roads. In Hong Kong, the problem i...

  • By Zheng Jinran(China Daily)2017-09-18 08:05

    Construction will be suspended in Beijing during the winter heating season in an effort to improve the city's air quality, the Beijing Commission of Housing and Urban-Rural Development announced on Saturday. Work at construction sites, including demolition and outdoor earthwork, which may generate ...

  • (China Daily)2017-09-12 07:59

    WERE IT NOT for the shower on Sunday afternoon, the suffocating smog shrouding Beijing from Thursday would have lasted longer. In the past, rarely has Beijing been covered by smog during the most anticipated yet extremely short fall. Beijing News comments: The Ministry of Environmental Protection wa...

  • By Zheng Jinran(China Daily)2017-08-26 07:16

    China has pledged to cut PM2.5 concentration by at least 15 percent year-on-year in 28 northern cities from October to March to meet smog reduction targets, the top environmental authority said. A new Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei regional environmental protection bureau will be set up and will begin a tria...

  • By Zheng Jinran(China Daily)2017-08-23 08:01

    China will launch a regional campaign to help the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and neighboring provinces control air pollution this autumn and winter, with more effort placed on regulating government officials and companies that pollute. The Ministry of Environmental Protection has drawn up a serie...

  • By Zheng Jinran(China Daily)2017-08-09 08:19

    Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region's problem is shared by many developed countries The smog-filled Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region has seen improvement in combating particulate pollution, such as PM2.5, since 2013, but faces worsening ground-level ozone pollution during the summers, a challenge many develop...

  • (China Daily)2017-08-07 08:25

    Peter Liang urges the government to follow some foreign countries' example and gives a cut-off date on fossil fuels While Hong Kong drags its feet in combating worsening air pollution, the Chinese mainland and other major economies such as France, the United Kingdom and India have set ambitious goal...

  • (China Daily)2017-05-19 07:20

    BANGKOK - There are two pictures Thai air pollution expert Supat Wangwongwatana likes to show whenever he talks about Bangkok's transition, in a little over a decade, from a city blanketed in smog to one boasting clear blue skies. The first, taken in the mid-1990s, shows the skyline of downtown Ban...

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