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Ventilation 'corridors' to tackle air pollution in Beijing

  • Pollution has been spurring public protests all over in China, especially on environmental degradation. A reduction of pollution by 40% from the 2013 levels has been targeted by China for Beijing and its surrounding places. Vehicle emissions and heavy industry along with weather conditions raise severe smog levels. The concerned authorities are working on developing a network of ventilation corridors which will be created by connecting parks, rivers, lakes and highways to a controlled zone and obstacles in the flow of the air will be removed overtime. The plan is to have five large corridors that will be more than 500 metres wide along with several small ones.