A power plant pollutes the air over Changchun, in northeastern Jilin province. The health and environmental costs of coal use add up to HK$330 per tonne. Photo: AFPA power plant pollutes the air over Changchun, in northeastern Jilin province. The health and environmental costs of coal use add up to HK$330 per tonne. Photo: AFP
A power plant pollutes the air over Changchun, in northeastern Jilin province. The health and environmental costs of coal use add up to HK$330 per tonne. Photo: AFP

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A power plant pollutes the air over Changchun, in northeastern Jilin province. The health and environmental costs of coal use add up to HK$330 per tonne. Photo: AFPA power plant pollutes the air over Changchun, in northeastern Jilin province. The health and environmental costs of coal use add up to HK$330 per tonne. Photo: AFP
A power plant pollutes the air over Changchun, in northeastern Jilin province. The health and environmental costs of coal use add up to HK$330 per tonne. Photo: AFP
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