Smog Chokes North China for Fourth Straight Day
(Beijing) — Chinese lawmakers are considering more incentives to curb industrial emissions while half of northern China was enveloped in toxic smog on Tuesday.
The latest bout of serious smog that started to build up on Friday has spread to provinces and regions in northern, central and eastern parts of the country, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection. The heavy air pollution will continue through late Wednesday, the ministry said.
Two police officers direct traffic, which is barely visible, at an intersection in Weifang, Shandong province, on Tuesday. Heavy smog has enveloped northern China since Friday. Photo: IC
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