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January 10, 2017
Mayor of Beijing promises new environmental police force
Beijing (UPI) Jan 8, 2017
At a meeting over the weekend, Beijing's acting mayor Mayor Cai Qi announced the creation of an environmental police force. It was one of several solutions for the city's smog problems offered by officials, according to a reports by state media agency Xinhua. "Open-air barbecues, garbage incineration, biomass burning, dust from roads - these acts of non-compliance with regulations are actually the result of lax supervision and weak law enforcement," Cai said in a statement. The new poli ... read more

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