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China has new rules against air pollution

Staff Writer |
China announced new rules to control the deterioration of air quality and achieve a significant reduction in pollutant emissions in three years, another step focused on effectively fighting the environmental battle.


The Council of State (Cabinet) elaborated and approved the package of measures that will be applied in the economic, legal, technological and administrative levels in a coordinated manner in order to give the country a better climate.

According to plans, by 2020 emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide must fall to more than 15 percent, and density of dangerous PM 2.5 particles to 18 percent.

Cities with prefecture level will be required to have more than 80 percent of days with good air quality annually and the level of high pollution should not exceed 25 percent.

Efforts will be concentrated in the northern area of ​​Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, the Yangtze River Delta and the Fenhe and Weihe plains.

The Government will also work for an optimization of the industrial structure, a greater use of clean energies and ecological transport.

All this will be accompanied by strong legal, financial support and strict supervision.

The Asian nation has its sights set on having a prosperous, well-off but above all healthy society by 2020, since it is aware that this scourge is detrimental to the population and its economic development plan.


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