China pollution cover-ups ‘extremely stupid’: environment ministry

People walk on a bridge in front of the financial district of Pudong, which is covered in smog, during a polluted day in Shanghai, China November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song

BEIJING (Reuters) – Attempts by Chinese companies and local governments to conceal pollution violations are “extremely stupid” and will not succeed, China’s environment ministry said on Friday after a spate of cover-ups in the country. Now in the fifth year of its war on pollution, China has struggled to enforce its environmental laws and Beijing […]

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