A smoggy day in Handan, Hebei province, China’s biggest steelmaking region. Photo: Reuters

Pollution in northern China up 16 per cent in January as industrial activity spikes

  • Rising emissions of lung-damaging smog last month suggest some provinces may struggle to meet annual targets
  • China is trying to balance environmental demands with need to drive economic growth
Topic |   China pollution

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A smoggy day in Handan, Hebei province, China’s biggest steelmaking region. Photo: Reuters
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