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Editorial: To Win War Against Air Pollution, Give Factories Incentives to Grow Greener

After a not-so-polluted summer followed by days of breezes and blue skies in early autumn, Beijing was hit by a fairly serious bout of smog again last week.

For a city that has often been shrouded in wave after wave of heavy smog, especially in the winter, these bad-air days so early in the year have been adding to the pressure on local authorities, who were required to cut Beijing’s concentration of fine, cancer-causing PM2.5 particulate matter by one-fourth this winter from the same period in 2016.

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