Smoke billows from factories in northern China’s Hebei province. Beijing’s push to reduce pollution could cut economic growth by 0.25 percentage points in the next six months, Paris-based Societe Generale said. Photo: Simon Song

China’s anti-pollution drive will hit economic growth, raise prices, economist says

Beijing likely to tolerate slower expansion for environmental gains and while Xi Jinping’s goals for 2020 remain in sight, analyst says

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Smoke billows from factories in northern China’s Hebei province. Beijing’s push to reduce pollution could cut economic growth by 0.25 percentage points in the next six months, Paris-based Societe Generale said. Photo: Simon Song
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