Nie Hongwang says he supports environmental protection but that it has come at a heavy price. Photo: Thomas Yau
Nie Hongwang says he supports environmental protection but that it has come at a heavy price. Photo: Thomas Yau

As winter grips rural China, who’s really paying the price for Beijing’s clean air plan?

  • Xi Jinping wants to beat pollution by building an ‘ecological civilisation’
  • But high prices and an unstable supply of natural gas are leaving rural villagers out in the cold

Nie Hongwang says he supports environmental protection but that it has come at a heavy price. Photo: Thomas Yau
Nie Hongwang says he supports environmental protection but that it has come at a heavy price. Photo: Thomas Yau
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