Beijing issued its first air pollution red alert for 2016 on December 15, with choking smog expected to cover the city and surrounding areas in north China. Photo: AFP

Officials must be fully committed to clearing the air

Half-measures and temporary fixes are not the solution to tackling the nation’s serious air pollution; now is the time to find an effective long-term answer

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Beijing issued its first air pollution red alert for 2016 on December 15, with choking smog expected to cover the city and surrounding areas in north China. Photo: AFP
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