Pedestrians try to protect themselves against choking traffic fumes in Beijing. Photo: AFP Pedestrians try to protect themselves against choking traffic fumes in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Pedestrians try to protect themselves against choking traffic fumes in Beijing. Photo: AFP

'Growth first' mentality undermines China's war on pollution

Action to fight mainland's losing war against pollution is being thwarted by lack of penalties and officials more focused on economic growth

Topic |   China pollution
Pedestrians try to protect themselves against choking traffic fumes in Beijing. Photo: AFP Pedestrians try to protect themselves against choking traffic fumes in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Pedestrians try to protect themselves against choking traffic fumes in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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