Thirty one provinces in China signed the “Objective responsibility deal for air pollution control”

The Minister of Environment Protection of the People’s Republic of China inked the “Objective Responsibility Deal for Air Pollution Control (大气污染防治目标责任书)” with 31 China provinces. The Deal establishes assessment measures for improving air quality in China. Among the objectives set, Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei have promised to decrease PM2.5 level by 25%, Shanxi, Shandong, Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang by 20%, and Guangdong, and Chongqing by 10%. This Deal can be viewed as a practical measure of environmental protection for local governments.

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Chi-Han Ai

Ph.D. candidate of EHESS ( École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris) focusing on regional economic development in China and Taiwan.

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