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Heavy air pollution to hit northern cities until start of National People’s Congress 

Pollution will ease by Wednesday, forecasters say, but return with a vengeance on Friday for the following week A new bout of air pollution is due to hit Beijing and other parts of north China today. The Ministry of Environmental … Continue reading

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More than half Chinese cities plagued by air pollution 

Beijing: More than 330 Chinese cities monitored by the government, especially capital Beijing and in northern China, reported air pollution despite claims by officials to cut down use of coal and regulating polluting factories. Nearly 58 per cent of Chinese … Continue reading

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China’s capital enjoys brief respite, but smog returning on Tuesday 

Heavy smog that blanketed parts of China at the weekend cleared somewhat on Monday, with flights in Beijing back to normal, but it was likely only to be a brief respite with more choking smog expected to return to the … Continue reading

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China Battles Worst Air Pollution of the Year

China suffered its worst air pollution of the year recently. More than 70 Chinese cities released warnings to citizens in the last few days about pollution reaching dangerous levels. The poor air quality led the government to order factories, some … Continue reading

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China says air pollution worsens in October 

Air quality in China’s smog-hit northern regions, which include the capital Beijing, worsened in October despite overall improvements over the course of the year, the environment ministry said in a notice late on Monday. The Ministry of Environmental Protection said … Continue reading

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Beijing on pollution alert as smog season sets in

Beijing was put on yellow smog alert on Sunday, imposing restrictions on building and cooking outdoors. The Air Quality Index in Beijing stood at between 200 and 300 out of 500 on Saturday and Sunday, meaning “very unhealthy”. Forecasters said … Continue reading

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Air pollution hit 163 Chinese cities  

Polluted air was reported in 163 cities across China as of midday Wednesday after air pollution reared its ugly head Tuesday, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) announced. Tangshan in Hebei Province, and Fuyang in Anhui Province were the most … Continue reading

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Beijing raises ‘red alert’ threshold for air pollution warning 

From March, China’s capital will bring in new sliding scale for air quality, after issuing its first ever ‘red alert’ for the city in December Beijing is to raise the thresholds for issuing its highest air pollution warnings, the state … Continue reading

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