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China urges regions to take responsibility after smog surge in Yangtze

Pollution surges in the Yangtze delta which includes Shanghai and Jiangsu province

China is preparing to introduce even tougher air quality targets even as the top steel producing province of Hebei, which has been at the heart of a campaign to improve northern China's air quality, saw output fall one per cent to 191.2 million tonnes last year, despite a 5.7-per-cent nationwide production increase.


CHINA'S regional governments need to take more responsibility for local pollution and stop blaming others, a senior environmental official said on Tuesday, following increases in smog in the Yangtze and Pearl river delta regions in January.

While nationwide air pollution...

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