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Muyu Xu

Smog and a hard place: China regions caught between economic woes and pollution war

6:03pm EST

BEIJING/SHANGHAI Amid a slowing economy and a slew of mixed signals from the environment ministry, China's embattled local governments are facing a dilemma: do they go all out to curb smog this winter, or do their best to keep factories humming?

RPT-With steel waste in crosshairs, China extends its war on pollution

Dec 10 2018

* Industrial waste such as steel slag increasingly being targetted

With steel waste in crosshairs, China extends its war on pollution

Dec 10 2018

ANSHAN, China/MANILA China's self-styled war on pollution is extending to a new front: the solid waste that makes up thousands of slag heaps around the country, a byproduct of its record steel output.

UPDATE 1-China coking coal rallies to 15-month high amid tighter supply

Dec 07 2018

* Safety inspections curb output at China's coal mines (Recasts, adds analyst comment, updates prices)

China pollution cover-ups 'extremely stupid': environment ministry

Nov 30 2018

BEIJING 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.

Party's over: As margins tumble, China steel mills brace for hard times

Nov 27 2018

MANILA/BEIJING Chinese steel producers ran up losses for the first time in three years this month as prices slid into a bear market on weak demand and near-record supply, ending years of solid profit margins.

China's iron ore imports hit four-month low in October ahead of winter curbs

Nov 07 2018

BEIJING/MANILA China's imports of steelmaking ingredient iron ore fell to a four-month low in October, customs data showed on Thursday, reflecting slower shipments from major suppliers even as Chinese demand remained strong ahead of winter production curbs.

China's top steel city outlines winter output cuts, seen more lenient than last year

Oct 19 2018

BEIJING/MANILA Production cuts ordered for this winter by China's top steelmaking city Tangshan look less restrictive than last year, analysts said, potentially keeping output high even as the city seeks to fight pollution by cutting smokestack smog.

Mills in China's top steel city boost output despite winter ban start

Oct 18 2018

BEIJING/MANILA Steelmakers in Tangshan, China's biggest steel producing city, are boosting output as local officials have failed to issue precise orders on output curbs even though the city's winter pollution restrictions took effect two weeks ago.

China's Yangtze River Delta mulls winter production curbs - sources

Oct 10 2018

BEIJING/SHANGHAI China's eastern region of Yangtze River Delta is working on a new integrated winter pollution plan similar to the one in the country's northern areas, officials of two local environment bureaus in the region told Reuters.

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