Smoke rises from a chimney of a steel plant next to residential buildings on a hazy day in Hebei, some 140 km south of Beijing. Photo: Reuters Smoke rises from a chimney of a steel plant next to residential buildings on a hazy day in Hebei, some 140 km south of Beijing. Photo: Reuters
Smoke rises from a chimney of a steel plant next to residential buildings on a hazy day in Hebei, some 140 km south of Beijing. Photo: Reuters
China pollution

Beijing to get powers to shut factories and punish officials in smog battle

Amendments will make it easier for authorities to shut down factories and protect vulnerable areas, say advisers helping to draft the proposals

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Smoke rises from a chimney of a steel plant next to residential buildings on a hazy day in Hebei, some 140 km south of Beijing. Photo: Reuters Smoke rises from a chimney of a steel plant next to residential buildings on a hazy day in Hebei, some 140 km south of Beijing. Photo: Reuters
Smoke rises from a chimney of a steel plant next to residential buildings on a hazy day in Hebei, some 140 km south of Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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