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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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  • (China Daily)2017-02-28 08:00

    SOME DRIVERS IN TANGSHAN, a city in North China's Hebei province, including drivers of heavy trucks, reportedly paid local "test brokers" so their vehicles passed the compulsory annual tests for all road vehicles without actually taking them. Beijing News commented on Monday: At the cost of just 1,...

  • By Reuters In London(China Daily)2017-02-18 07:52

    Curbing outdoor air pollution could help prevent 2.7 million premature births annually - a condition that threatens children's lives and increases their risk of long-term physical and neurological problems, scientists said on Thursday. Fine particles in the air from diesel fumes, fires and other so...

  • By Swaran Singh(China Daily)2017-02-17 07:59

    China has been watched closely by foreign job applicants in recent years due to the rapid development of its economy and its openness to overseas talent, but air pollution has hurt the recruitment. [Photo/ Provided for China Daily]The simmering groundswell of voices urges emerging economies such as ...

  • (China Daily)2017-01-23 07:46

    LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORITIES and other parties concerned will be held accountable for poor performance in curbing air pollution, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection on Friday. Beijing News commented on Sunday: The sternly worded announcement by the country's top environmental a...

  • (China Daily)2017-01-20 07:53

    THE LEAKING OF A DOCUMENT by a provincial meteorological bureau, instructing its affiliated agencies to suspend issuing smog alerts, aroused fierce discussions online because people worry who could protect their health without the alert system. The China Meteorological Administration responded that ...

  • By Wang Yiqing(China Daily)2017-01-20 07:52

    Departments and ministries under the State Council, China's Cabinet, have responded to a series of public concerns in the past week, including air pollution, economic operations in 2016 and occupational qualification licensing. Minister of Environmental Protection Chen Jining responded to the air qu...

  • By John Coulter(China Daily)2017-01-18 07:42

    A new pollution problem has hit big cities like a brick in the back of the head. Not only is the air a sea of poisonous particles but also city sewerage workers have a new problem in their vocabulary - wetballs. Tens of thousands of masks unthinkingly discarded end up in sewers and stick together as...

  • (China Daily)2017-01-17 08:19

    ON SUNDAY, the Beijing municipal people's congress, the local legislature, reviewed the 2017 budget and a report on the implementation of the 2016 budget. Beijing invested 16.6 billion yuan ($2.4 billion) on fighting air pollution last year, and it plans to invest 18.2 billion yuan in such efforts t...

  • By Song Jingyi(chinadaily.com.cn)2017-01-11 09:15

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  • (China Daily)2016-12-19 07:35

    On Thursday, the Beijing municipal government issued a red alert for air pollution, the first since the beginning of this year.There is a four-tier warning system for air pollution in China: blue, yellow, orange, red, in rising severity.The current red alert will last for five days from 8 pm on Satu...

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