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Beijing to raise threshold for issuing air pollution 'red alerts' [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2016-2-23 01:13:03 |Display all floors
Pedestrians cross the road in Zhongguancun, Beijing, during a smoggy day in December.[Photo/China Daily]
BEIJING - Beijing is to raise the thresholds for issuing its highest air pollution warnings, the state news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday, two months after smog triggered the city's first ever "red alerts".
In future, the highest alert will only be issued when the daily average air quality  ...

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Post time 2016-2-23 01:13:11 |Display all floors
So ... when antipollution efforts don't go your way, you just change the goalposts.

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Post time 2016-2-23 11:48:59 |Display all floors
cmknight Post time: 2016-2-23 01:13
So ... when antipollution efforts don't go your way, you just change the goalposts.

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Exactly what I am thinking too!  They can't meet the standards, so they shift the goalposts!  Who are they trying to fool?

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Post time 2016-2-24 08:02:13 |Display all floors
cmknight Post time: 2016-2-23 01:13
So ... when antipollution efforts don't go your way, you just change the goalposts.

smfh

Raising the treshold certainly helps in controlling pollution. I just read elsewhere that the monitoring stations available will also be doubled. If you add controlling the use of coal to the list, you will realize that it is a well coordinated effort to tackle the issue of pollution.

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