Dec 22, 2016 05:27 PM

Electricity, Natural Gas Should Replace Coal for Heating, Xi Says

(Beijing) — President Xi Jinping has called for the use of more clean energy in winter heating in northern China to tackle the area's crippling air pollution.

At the meeting in Beijing of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs, which he leads, Xi identified six issues the country needs to address, including air pollution, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. The other five were recycling, agricultural waste, the housing bubble, food and drug safety, and care for the elderly.

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