19 January 2019

Hebei cracks down on iron, steel production, CCTV says

Officials in Hebei province face instant dismissal if found responsible for excess capacity at iron and steel plants, China Central Television reported Monday, citing provincial governor Zhang Qingwei {張慶偉}. The crackdown follows increased efforts by the local government to improve air quality. Iron and steel plants are major sources of emissions, the report said.

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