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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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