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

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  • (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...

  • By Zhang Yu In Shijiazhuang And Zheng Jinran In Beijing(China Daily)2017-04-22 06:56

    China has launched a thorough investigation into the pollution of soil throughout the country and will release the final results to the public later, top environmental protection officials said on Friday. "I can declare today that the Ministry of Environmental Protection will treat all soil pollutin...

  • By Zheng Jinran(China Daily)2017-04-20 07:09

    Tests show that colorful sewage pits found on farmland in Langfang, Hebei province, are severely polluted and must be treated quickly, according to an investigative report released on Wednesday. A cluster of red and yellow pits occupy a strip of arable land in Dacheng county, of which the largest c...

  • By Chen Meiling(China Daily)2017-04-19 07:50

    The land once contaminated by heavy metals in Shaanxi province, has now become the first rocky gold mine theme park in western China due to the efforts of a local team of experts. Han Jichang, leader of the team, who is also executive director and researcher at Shaanxi Land Engineering Construction ...

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