A file picture of a coal-burning power plant in Baotou in Inner Mongolia. Photo: Reuters
A file picture of a coal-burning power plant in Baotou in Inner Mongolia. Photo: Reuters

Thousands of polluters in northern China fake emissions data, resist checks

Government inspections show huge range of abuses as the authorities attempt to tackle the region’s chronic air pollution

A file picture of a coal-burning power plant in Baotou in Inner Mongolia. Photo: Reuters
A file picture of a coal-burning power plant in Baotou in Inner Mongolia. Photo: Reuters
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