President Xi Jinping attends a panel discussion with fellow deputies from Inner Mongolia at the National People’s Congress in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

Xi Jinping says revival of Chinese economy must not be bought at expense of the environment

  • President joins delegates from Inner Mongolia at National People’s Congress, telling them not to ‘attempt to breach the red line of ecological protection’
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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President Xi Jinping attends a panel discussion with fellow deputies from Inner Mongolia at the National People’s Congress in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
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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

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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