Smoke rises from chimneys in Hebei province, which surrounds Beijing, on a polluted day in January this year. Photo: Simon Song

Beijing smog: which industries were among the worst offenders, according to 2,000 top Chinese scientists?

  • Rate of coal consumption was four times national average and output of several industries was found to account for 40 per cent of national total
  • Most bulk materials in the region were transported by diesel trucks
Topic |   China pollution

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Smoke rises from chimneys in Hebei province, which surrounds Beijing, on a polluted day in January this year. Photo: Simon Song
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