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Ten Chinese cities issue pollution red alert: state media

[BEIJING] Ten Chinese cities were on red alert for smog on Thursday, state media reported, as large swathes of the country suffered through their fourth wave of choking pollution this month.

The alerts follow Beijing's decision earlier this month to issue for the first time the highest level warning in its four-tier system in response to scathing public criticism about the government's handling of the chronic haze.


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