A woman pictured wearing a face mask in Tiananmen Square last month to protect against smog. Photo: EPA A woman pictured wearing a face mask in Tiananmen Square last month to protect against smog. Photo: EPA
A woman pictured wearing a face mask in Tiananmen Square last month to protect against smog. Photo: EPA

Five Chinese lawyers sue local governments for failing to tackle smog

Legal action pursued against the authorities in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei provinces, but lawyers say they have been pressured to drop the cases

Topic |   China pollution
A woman pictured wearing a face mask in Tiananmen Square last month to protect against smog. Photo: EPA A woman pictured wearing a face mask in Tiananmen Square last month to protect against smog. Photo: EPA
A woman pictured wearing a face mask in Tiananmen Square last month to protect against smog. Photo: EPA
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