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China Struggles With Environmental Concerns and Economic Needs

Apr 22, 2014 | 11:30 GMT
China's Pollution Problem
Buildings are shrouded in smog Jan. 14 in Changsha, Hunan province. Beijing is trying to balance environmental laws with a need for ongoing industrial activity.
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China's central authorities are working to enhance the powers of the country's top environmental regulators. However, Beijing's need to accelerate environmental protection efforts will conflict with the need to sustain industrial activity and employment amid China's gradual, uncertain economic rebalancing and restructuring....

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