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Beijing eyeing radical steps against metals, coal in war on smog

Aim to cut steel capacity by at least half, aluminium by at least 30%, in 28 cities

The move comes after China's north-east has battled some of the worst pollution in years as emissions from heavy industry, coal burning in winter and increased transport have left major cities including Beijing blanketed in thick smog.


CHINA is considering forcing steel and aluminium producers to cut more output, banning coal in one of the country's top ports and shutting some fertiliser and drug plants as Beijing intensifies its war on smog, a draft policy document shows.

The Ministry of Environmental...

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