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Coal blamed as China chokes on smog

The Chinese government has warned residents of Beijing to keep their windows closed and stay indoors as pollution blighting the city worsens.

Coal consumption in the country has tripled in little more than a decade.

But that has contributed to thick and hazardous smog which some in Beijing say is the worst they can remember.

Martin Patience reports.

  • 31 Jan 2013
  • From the section Asia
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