Air Pollution in Beijing Meets State Standards For the First Time
In 2014, the Chinese government set out a plan to improve the air quality in Beijing and other Chinese cities. Under the governmental plan, the country took measures to reduce national coal consumption, emissions from transportation, and relocating pollution heavy industries. Homeowners were also given subsidies to swap out their coal-fired boilers to cleaner gas-fired ones for winter heating. Beijing can now be n example of how it is possible to improve the overall air quality in a city.