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China Is Swallowing A Bitter Pill And Trying To Cut Its Coal Use

July 9, 2018

Via: Forbes

The Chinese government is swallowing a bitter pill, forcing both its local provinces and the industries that are domiciled there to reduce their pollution levels. The moves are needed to both improve living standards and to lift the nation’s standing in international commerce.

The smog is so bad in China that it has covered cities while disrupting airline flights and seaport operations, all of which has upended daily lives and business. Part of the issue is the current over-reliance on coal, although the government is trying to transition to sustainable fuels to not just clean its cities but to also comply with the Paris climate agreement to which it has committed.

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