Reuters analysis suggests only six of 39 smog-prone northern Chinese cities cut PM2.5 concentrations in the latest winter anti-smog campaign. Photo: Simon Song

China’s war on smog targets coal-fired power and diesel trucks – and will punish failing cities

  • In third winter of curbs, cities that have failed air standards must make further PM2.5 cuts as part of Beijing’s campaign to counter pollution
  • Ministry to encourage cleaner fuels and crack down harder on substandard diesel vehicles
Topic |   China pollution

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Reuters analysis suggests only six of 39 smog-prone northern Chinese cities cut PM2.5 concentrations in the latest winter anti-smog campaign. Photo: Simon Song
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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

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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