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China’s Air Quality Issue Remains Challenging

Well-known Chinese news site Sina recently reported that the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the Ministry of Environmental Protection jointly released the mid-term evaluation results for the Air Pollution Control Project, which started in 2013. The State Council commissioned the project. The joint report showed the total air pollutant (PM2.5 and PM10) volume is on the decline in most of the provinces, but the general air quality issue remains very challenging, especially during the winter season. The focal points of the pollution reduction effort should be establishing higher industrial standards, adjusting the industrial structure, and enhancing coal burning controls. Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Engineering pointed out that, in the next two years, the country needs to continue strengthening the energy source structural adjustments so it can improve the capability of dealing with heavy air pollution incidents in the future.
Source: Sina, July 5, 2016