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Harsher measures will target smog

Curbing winter smog in the north has become a priority and challenge for air quality improvement, leading to harsh measures this year, the environmental minister said on Thursday.

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Overcapacity cuts called crucial job

China will further reduce excessive steel and coal production capacity and extend capacity cutting efforts to energy sectors this year, a senior official with the nation’s top economic planning body said on Monday.

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To go green, coal city taps tourism, IT

Anybody who lives in northern and central China must have terrible memories of the heavy smog that descended on the major cities there. The Ministry of Environmental Protection warned a total of 23 cities, including Beijing municipality, to issue red alerts on air pollution. Six of those cities are in Henan province.

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Little effect expected in OPEC cuts

OPEC’s first agreement to cut oil production in eight years is set to push up oil prices, but analysts said it will have only a limited overall effect on the Chinese economy given the low proportion of oil in its energy mix.

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Li: No giving up on growth

China will not abandon its ambitions for growth, although it will not pursue GDP single-mindedly, Premier Li Keqiang told lawmakers at the National People’s Congress on Sunday.

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Suggestions pledged on reform and efficiency

China’s top political advisory body vowed on Thursday to produce a series of “substantive” and “significant” investigation results and suggestions to push forward economic reform and efficiency this year.

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