A man rides a scooter along a street in heavy smog in Liaocheng, Shandong. The government’s efforts to improve air quality have led to the closure of dozens of oil and chemical plants in the province. Photo: Reuters

China’s war on smog is choking Shandong’s oil and chemical industries

Environmental inspectors have ordered the closure of 30 independent oil refineries since mid-July

Topic |   China pollution

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A man rides a scooter along a street in heavy smog in Liaocheng, Shandong. The government’s efforts to improve air quality have led to the closure of dozens of oil and chemical plants in the province. Photo: Reuters
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