The government has said it will make cadres’ track record on the environment a more important factor when deciding who to promote. Photo: Simon Song

Something’s in the air as environment becomes new battleground for China’s cadres

After years of ignoring the costs of breakneck growth, officials are under pressure to take action – and their jobs and funding depend on it

Topic |   China pollution

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The government has said it will make cadres’ track record on the environment a more important factor when deciding who to promote. Photo: Simon Song
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Viola Zhou

Viola Zhou

Viola is a multimedia producer at Inkstone. Prior to that, she wrote about Chinese politics for the South China Morning Post. She has also interned at Reuters and covered Hong Kong's democracy protests.