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Local pollutant more responsible for Beijing's smog
Local emissions of pollutants accounted for 64-72 percent of the smog in the Chinese capital last year, according to the latest research from the city's environmental protection agency.
China gets tough to combat pollution
Smog causes lung cancer: lawmaker
Poor air blamed on local officials
Local officials determined to grow their economies at any cost are ignoring China’s push to cut air pollution, opting instead to expand heavy industries and cut clean energy from the grid.
In pictures: Smog covers Beijing again

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    Olympics bid fuels drive for clean air

    For Nick Ward, a snow-boarding enthusiast from the United States who lives in Beijing, the only issue holding back his skiing passion in the Chinese capital is the heavy haze that sometimes shrouds North China.

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    Smog brings windfall to US graduate

    An American graduate from Princeton started an online shop on taobao.com to sell homemade air filter kits, making, beyond his expectation, as much as 500,000 yuan ($81,784) per day during some of the most polluted days in Beijing.

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