Date
17 October 2017

China steps up fight against air pollution, Xinhua says

China has rolled out new measures to combat air pollution, the official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday, citing a statement released by the State Council after a meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang {李克強}. The government will control coal consumption and promote the use of new-energy cars and high-quality fuel for vehicles, and force polluting companies to cut emissions. At least 10 billion yuan (US$1.64 billion) has been allocated this year as rewards for local governments that make significant progress in air pollution control, the statement said.

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