A file picture of pollution near steel mills in Qianan in northern China's Hebei province. Photo: Associated Press A file picture of pollution near steel mills in Qianan in northern China's Hebei province. Photo: Associated Press
A file picture of pollution near steel mills in Qianan in northern China's Hebei province. Photo: Associated Press

China to halt new projects in pollution ‘red zones’

Companies or officials causing environmental damage in heavily polluted areas face punishments, including fines and business closures, state media report

Topic |   China pollution
A file picture of pollution near steel mills in Qianan in northern China's Hebei province. Photo: Associated Press A file picture of pollution near steel mills in Qianan in northern China's Hebei province. Photo: Associated Press
A file picture of pollution near steel mills in Qianan in northern China's Hebei province. Photo: Associated Press
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