A combination of photographs from December 17 (inside) to December 22 (outside) showing levels of smog above the Forbidden City in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
A combination of photographs from December 17 (inside) to December 22 (outside) showing levels of smog above the Forbidden City in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

China firing blanks in ‘war on pollution’ as smog worsens

Getting regions to follow Beijing’s lead proves difficult, with stimulus-induced uptick in industrial activity adding to problem

A combination of photographs from December 17 (inside) to December 22 (outside) showing levels of smog above the Forbidden City in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
A combination of photographs from December 17 (inside) to December 22 (outside) showing levels of smog above the Forbidden City in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
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