China to keep up smog fight despite slowing economy

November 1, 2018 by Abhay Sharma

(Source: The Straits Times) China’s battle against toxic air pollution is becoming increasingly difficult, but the government will not relent in its efforts even as the economy slows, an environment ministry official told reporters yesterday. China has been shutting vast swathes of industrial capacity, curbing traffic and cutting coal use in pollution-prone regions of the country’s north, but the Ministry of Ecology and Environment warned last week that an economic slowdown was making the campaign against smog more challenging. Last winter, factories complained that their businesses were hurt after indiscriminate production cuts forced them to close, whether they had installed pollution controls or not. Read full article…

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