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China steps up efforts to combat air pollution

02-11-2014 21:09 BJT

The Chinese government is serious on the matter especially after many Chinese cities experienced more than usual smoggy days in the past few years.

Earlier in the day, Vice-minister of Environmental Protection briefed the press about the progress made in combating environmental pollution in 2013. He said 35 measures were introduced last year for this purpose. China has also strengthened law enforcement against those who violate environmental protection laws.

In 2013, the Ministry of Environmental Protection improved the standards of emissions by enterprises and controlled the emission of pollutants of six industries, including steel, coal, electricity and the chemical industry. In the first half of the year, China provided 10 billion Yuan to five provinces and municipalities to improve the quality of air.


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