A woman wearing a mask walks past buildings on a polluted day in Handan, Hebei province this month. Photo: Reuters

China vows ‘no leeway’ for officials who miss air quality targets in pollution fight

  • Unfavourable weather and economic pressure will not be an excuse for underperforming, environment ministry says
  • Tougher steel mill emission standards expected this year, along with more action to clean up coal consumption in the north
Topic |   China pollution

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A woman wearing a mask walks past buildings on a polluted day in Handan, Hebei province this month. Photo: Reuters
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