Different local governments often have their own pollution-control standards, making joint crackdowns problematic. Photo: AFP Different local governments often have their own pollution-control standards, making joint crackdowns problematic. Photo: AFP
Different local governments often have their own pollution-control standards, making joint crackdowns problematic. Photo: AFP
Mandy Zuo
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Opinion

Yangtze Briefing by Mandy Zuo

Smog - time to stop blaming next door

One city's pollution may at times influence other cities, but stressing the point is not only misleading; it highlights a lack of collaboration

Different local governments often have their own pollution-control standards, making joint crackdowns problematic. Photo: AFP Different local governments often have their own pollution-control standards, making joint crackdowns problematic. Photo: AFP
Different local governments often have their own pollution-control standards, making joint crackdowns problematic. Photo: AFP
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Mandy Zuo

Mandy Zuo

Mandy Zuo joined the Post in 2010 and reports on China. She has covered a wide range of subjects including policy, rural issues, culture and society. She worked in Beijing before relocating to Shanghai in 2014.