China’s commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II will take place on September 3. Two weeks before the event, high attention is being paid to the air quality around the Beijing area.
On August 17, a meeting involving Communist officials in Northern China was held to arrange the tasks of "safeguarding the air quality." The head of the Chinese Communist Party of Beijing City, Guo Jinlong; the Minister of Environmental Protection, Chen Jining; the Beijing Mayor, Wang Anshun; the Governor of Hebei Province, Zhang Qingwei, as well as the personnel-in-charge from Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Shandong, and Henan all attended the meeting.
At the meeting, Guo said that "safeguarding air quality for the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II is an important political task entrusted by the Party and the State Council." Chen said that "good air quality directly matters for the success of the activities; it also matters for the honor of the Capital."
Source: China Youth, August 18, 2015