China’s four-year campaign to reduce pollution has become a test of loyalty for officials, with President Xi Jinping vowing to use the full might of the Communist Party to clean up the country’s soil, sky and rivers. Photo: Simon Song

China targets ‘perfunctory’ officials in fight against pollution

Fifty-eight people detained and 641 firms fined a combined US$8.9 million in first half of June, environment ministry says

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China’s four-year campaign to reduce pollution has become a test of loyalty for officials, with President Xi Jinping vowing to use the full might of the Communist Party to clean up the country’s soil, sky and rivers. Photo: Simon Song
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