Dominated by heavy industry, Hebei province surrounds Beijing and has been blamed for the serious smog problems in the capital. Photo: Simon Song

Small factories in northern China count the cost of Beijing’s war on pollution

  • Workshops in Shijiazhuang, Hebei were told to halt production in November to help curb smog over winter – but machinery still lies idle at some
  • One factory manager puts losses at US$298,000 and says he’s had to lay off dozens of workers at his foundry
Topic |   China pollution

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Dominated by heavy industry, Hebei province surrounds Beijing and has been blamed for the serious smog problems in the capital. Photo: Simon Song
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Indian commuters in heavy smog. Photo: AFP

Asia’s smog exodus: companies forced to offer ‘pollution premiums’ to recruit top talent

  • Executives with families are often unwilling to put their children’s health at risk however attractive the job offer
Topic |   Environment

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Indian commuters in heavy smog. Photo: AFP
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