Air pollution reaches hazardous levels in China

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A general view of smog over parts of Beijing seen from a viewing deck of a tourist tower in Beijing, China, 29 November 2015. Some of the worst smog of the winter enveloped Beijing on 29 November with air pollution levels nearly 15 times the safety limit set by the World Health Organization, according to US figures. Authorities in the Chinese capital warned of 'severe pollution' and advised the capital's 20 million inhabitants to stay indoors.

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Air pollution reached “hazardous” levels in Beijing on Sunday, despite the announcement by the Chinese government that it has met the pollution-reduction targets for 2015.

Beijing’s municipal government warned its citizens to stay at home, as the concentration of PM2.5 was extremely high, being 15 times higher than World Health Organization-recommended levels.

At the same day, Environment Minister Chen Jining said that the Chinese government achieved the pollution reduction targets for maj...


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