Pollution Warnings As Cities In Northeast China Shrouded In Smog

Weather bureau issues orange pollution alerts, the second-highest, for Tianjin and seven provinces in the region

The smog alerts affect Tianjin and cities across Hebei, Shandong, Henan, Anhui, Jiangsu and Hubei provinces. Photo: Reuters

Heavy fog in the city of Anyang, in the industrial Henan province. Photo: CFP

China has been aggressively targeting factory emissions as part of its efforts to cut PM2.5 pollution. Photo: Reuters

Air pollution in central China’s Henan province worsened in December even as other regions improved. Photo: Reuters