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News on environmental zones and air pollution

Beijing aims for better air quality

The capital of China struggles with high levels of fine dust pollution since long. The authorities stated that air quality had improved significantly by 2018. In February 2019, however, the air quality was significantly worse than in February of last year. Around 45% of fine dust pollution in Beijing is attributable to vehicles. But coal-fired heating systems, the weather and industry also account for a large proportion of air pollution.