Paramilitary police officers and security personnel wearing masks patrol at Tiananmen Square amid a red alert for heavy air pollution in Beijing, on December 20. Photo: Reuters

Deadly smog shows why China must clean up its act on battling pollution

Paul Yip says polluting first and cleaning up later is no longer a viable model of development, and green concerns have to take priority over growth figures

Topic |   China pollution

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Paramilitary police officers and security personnel wearing masks patrol at Tiananmen Square amid a red alert for heavy air pollution in Beijing, on December 20. Photo: Reuters
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