Beijing was one of only four Chinese cities to meet its emissions target last winter. Photo: Simon Song

China’s new winter smog targets too low to reverse last year’s surge, its data shows

  • Fifteen out of 28 cities could record higher pollution than in 2017
  • Slowing economic growth may be undermining Beijing’s resolve to tackle emissions
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Beijing was one of only four Chinese cities to meet its emissions target last winter. Photo: Simon Song
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China’s anti-emissions measures are aimed at alleviating the smog that envelops its cities, especially in winter when homes and businesses turn up the heating. Photo: Reuters

China orders winter emissions cuts, with tougher targets for cities that failed last year

  • PM2.5 levels must be reduced by average of 4 per cent in northern cities as part of ongoing anti-smog drive
  • More than 5 million homes in specified cities will switch from coal to gas or electric heating by the end of October, Beijing says
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China’s anti-emissions measures are aimed at alleviating the smog that envelops its cities, especially in winter when homes and businesses turn up the heating. Photo: Reuters
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