A power plant on the outskirts of Beijing on Friday. China has passed legislation to tax factories, power plants and other pollution emitters for the contaminants they release. Photo: AFP

China passes landmark law to slap steep taxes on polluters

Levies could put some firms out of business but may not cover the real cost of air, soil and water contamination, analysts say

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A power plant on the outskirts of Beijing on Friday. China has passed legislation to tax factories, power plants and other pollution emitters for the contaminants they release. Photo: AFP
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