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China to ban construction in Bejing for 4 months

by Futures Centre, Oct 30
1 minute read

China will ban all construction in Beijing for 4 months, starting on 12 November 2017, in an effort to cut the dangerous levels of toxic smog covering the city.


December 2016 saw air quality reach such dangerous levels people that were ordered to stay inside, schools were closed, flights cancelled and traffic restrictions imposed. With the first half of 2017 seeing no improvements, the government realised it needed to take drastic action, pledging to impose severe sanctions on those infringing the ban.  While cement factories and major construction will cease, some social welfare projects, such as affordable housing, hospitals and railways, will be allowed to continue with special permits.


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