China’s Hebei province to ban expansions of 11 heavy industries: Xinhua

FILE PHOTO: Chinese national flags are flying near a steel factory in Wu'an, Hebei province, China, February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Hebei province on Tuesday announced a ban on capacity expansions in 11 industries, including steel, coking and petrochemicals, in eight cities, Xinhua News reported, citing a provincial government document. The expansion ban could help the smog-prone northern province, which is China’s biggest steel producing region, to improve air quality while it […]

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