Hebei province – China’s most polluted region – recorded an 18 per cent drop in PM2.5 levels in the last quarter from a year earlier. Photo: Reuters

China’s smog-prone regions see clearer skies but pollution worse elsewhere

  • Beijing, Shanghai and Hebei are on track to meet their winter targets, but outside ‘priority areas’ little to no progress has been made, researchers say
  • Coal and oil use continues to increase, while dirty industries have been relocated instead of shut down
Topic |   China pollution
Hebei province – China’s most polluted region – recorded an 18 per cent drop in PM2.5 levels in the last quarter from a year earlier. Photo: Reuters
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