China's Top Coal Province Pledges 40 Percent Smog Cut over Winter

Northern China’s Shanxi province, the country’s top coal producing region, will aim to cut concentrations of hazardous airborne particles known as PM2.5 by 40 percent over the winter months, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The province will also aim to cut concentrations of sulphur dioxide — a key component of smog — by 40 percent over the October-March period, Xinhua said, citing the province’s environmental protection bureau. China is struggling to meet politically...

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