How Beijing Is Tackling Its Air Pollution Problem

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A Chinese man wears a mask to protect against pollution in heavy smog on Dec. 8, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Delhi, India, has been blanketed by toxic smog for the past week, and the government has issued measures to help bring down air pollution there.

In China, officials in Beijing have been battling unhealthy levels of air pollution for years, and may have some lessons to teach Delhi about what kind of regulations work.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Kevin Mo of the Paulson Institute about Beijing’s air pollution problems and if regulations have helped bring pollution levels down.


Kevin Mo, managing director at the Paulson Institute Representative Office in Beijing. The institute tweets @PaulsonInst.

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