` Authorities of the Chinese Government Fined 652 Companies for Breaching Environmental Regulations ‘

#AceFinanceNews – BEIJING – May 05 – Authorities in the Chinese capital fined 652 industrial facilities for breaching environmental regulations in the first four months of the year as it stepped up efforts to fight pollution.

Beijing’s air quality has come under intense scrutiny since January last year, when heavy smog settled over the city to the alarm of its residents.

Premier Li Keqiang in March promised a “war on pollution” as the Chinese government seeks to address environmental issues that sparked complaints across the nation.

Beijing’s Environmental Protection Bureau handed out fines totalling 14.5 million yuan ($2.3 million) over the first four months of the year.

The Beijing Yueju Heating Company received the biggest fine of 200,000 yuan for manipulating emissions data for one of its coal-fired boilers.

The measures were taken after heavy smog settled over the city in January last year. Premier Li Keqiang in March promised a “war on pollution.”

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