China steps up prosecutions for pollution offences: authority

A man wearing a mask cycles on a road on a polluted day after a yellow alert was issued for smog in Beijing, China, November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China prosecuted more than 3,500 people for pollution-related crimes in the first 10 months of the year, up nearly 40 percent on a year ago, law enforcement authorities said, as Beijing looks to courts and police to curb violations. China has struggled to enforce its environmental laws as growth-obsessed local governments turn […]

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