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BEIJING ISSUES FIRST MAJOR SMOG ALERT OF WINTER

01/16/2018

Beijing issued its first major smog alert of the winter, which triggers strict measures to reduce industrial output. The falling temperatures, and the increased demand they cause, triggered an orange alert, the second-highest on China’s four-level system. The Ministry of Environmental Protection warned in a statement that heavy air pollution would envelop Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and the surrounding area from Friday until Jan. 17. A list of companies in the capital affected by the orange alert numbers more than 700 enterprises. For the full story see https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-china-pollution-beijing/chinas-capital...