China's environmental chiefs summon Zhengzhou mayor over worsening smog

Date of Release: 
Jul 29 2015

The Ministry of Environmental Protection has summoned the mayor of Zhengzhou for a closed-door "talk" over its worsening air pollution, as the Henan provincial capital became the third most polluted city in China.

Revisions to the Environmental Protection Law give the ministry the power to admonish local leaders for failing to rein in polluters, and Zhengzhou is the first provincial capital to be singled out.

Over the course of the two-hour meeting city officials explained the measures they had taken to curb air pollution, news portal Thepaper.cn reported.

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