(CN) China prepares winter smog curbs to improve toxic air

Reuters | 02/08/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) – China is considering measures to curb pollution in its smog prone Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and nearby areas during the upcoming winter season as the government ramps up its push to improve air quality, a draft plan showed on Thursday.

That would be the second year Beijing has enforced emission cuts in winter.

The cuts to heavy industry are aimed at reducing the concentration of breathable particles, known as PM2.5, by around 5 percent year on year from Oct. 1 until March 31, 2019 in the region.