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China continues war on pollution, to impose emission curbs on industries

Coking chemical plants will have longer to comply with the new restrictions and will have to renovate by October 2019

China Pollution

Reuters  |  Shanghai 

China will impose "special emissions restrictions" on enterprises in major industrial sectors in northern China later this year, as it bids to ensure its war on pollution continues once a tough winter anti-smog campaign ends in March. To meet politically crucial air quality targets last year, China forced 28 cities in northern China to cut concentrations of hazardous, breathable particles known as PM2.5 by 10-25 per cent from October 2017-March 2018. But amid concerns that enterprises and local governments could lower their guard once short-term campaigns to meet air ...

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First Published: Sat, January 20 2018. 14:13 IST