A woman wears a face mask on a grey day in Beijing. Authorities in Shanxi have set targets to reduce concentrations of harmful PM2.5 particles and sulphur dioxide levels by 40 per cent over the winter months. Photo: AP

China’s coal heartland aims for big cuts in pollutants over winter

City mayors, senior party officials to be held accountable for meeting tough targets during October-March period

Topic |   China pollution

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A woman wears a face mask on a grey day in Beijing. Authorities in Shanxi have set targets to reduce concentrations of harmful PM2.5 particles and sulphur dioxide levels by 40 per cent over the winter months. Photo: AP
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