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‘Airpocalypse’ over? Beijing breathes easier as clean air drive pays off, US embassy smog readings s

Aug 20 , 2018

Beijing residents have been breathing some of their cleanest air in a decade as they begin to reap the benefits of China’s anti-smog push.

Of the seven lowest monthly pollution readings in the capital since 2008, five have been recorded since the start of last summer, according to data gathered by the US embassy in Beijing.

That is when Chinese officials ramped up enforcement of policies restricting coal burning in Beijing and surrounding areas.

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