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13th Five-Year Plan is the first to include PM2.5 targets

March 26, 2016

In his address to China’s National People’s Congress on March 5, Premier Li Keqiang called for “heavy blows” to be struck against air and water pollution that have exacted a heavy toll on large swaths of the world's most populous country.


Air pollution gets worse in China

March 14, 2016

Airpocalypse now: China pollution reaching record levels

In some areas level of harmful particles in the air were 56 times the levels considered safe by the World Health Organisation

China to Halt New Coal Mine Approvals Amid Pollution Fight

December 29, 2015

Country plans to close 1,000 mines to trim excess capacity. Aims to reduce coal's share of energy mix in 2016 to 62.6%

China has 'duty to humanity' to curb pollution

December 26, 2015

Premier of China, Li Keqiang says Chinese economic model is ‘unsustainable’ and it must cut energy use, but does not outline specific measures.

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