A combination picture shows Tiananmen Gate in Beijing on a clear day and a polluted day. Photo: Reuters A combination picture shows Tiananmen Gate in Beijing on a clear day and a polluted day. Photo: Reuters
A combination picture shows Tiananmen Gate in Beijing on a clear day and a polluted day. Photo: Reuters

Beijing’s new ‘smog police’ detain man for causing air pollution for first time

Long criticised as toothless, capital’s environmental watchdog finally bares its teeth

Topic |   China pollution
A combination picture shows Tiananmen Gate in Beijing on a clear day and a polluted day. Photo: Reuters A combination picture shows Tiananmen Gate in Beijing on a clear day and a polluted day. Photo: Reuters
A combination picture shows Tiananmen Gate in Beijing on a clear day and a polluted day. Photo: Reuters
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