CHINA DRAWS UP NEW AIR QUALITY POLICY

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BEIJING: China has pledged to hold local government leaders responsible for improving air quality, officials said, after heavy smog across China earlier this year stoked social discontent. The State Council, or cabinet, announced the move along with a range of other policies aimed at reducing emissions of pollutants—from forcing industries to install anti-pollution equipment to strengthening the collection of fines. The country will “build a targeted responsibility and evaluation system for cities and provinces based on air quality improvement,” according to a report of a State Council meeting carried on its website on Friday. The meeting, chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, also agreed that the government would not approve industrial projects, which fail to meet emissions standards, and curb the growth of highly polluting industries such as steel and aluminum manufacturing.

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