The Forbidden City is shrouded in the heavy air pollution in Beijing in early November. Photo: AFP
The Forbidden City is shrouded in the heavy air pollution in Beijing in early November. Photo: AFP

China’s polluted capital may be scaling back its smog clean-up

Acting mayor Cai Qi has cut city’s 2020 targets for reducing toxic particulates, suggesting that 2022 goals will not be met

The Forbidden City is shrouded in the heavy air pollution in Beijing in early November. Photo: AFP
The Forbidden City is shrouded in the heavy air pollution in Beijing in early November. Photo: AFP
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