China sees local economies buoyant despite pollution clamp-down

By Albert Li
Published: Thursday, 19 October 2017

Government growth figures for refractory-production centres suggest resilient growth, which is likely to add support for further inspections.

The Chinese environment ministry claims the recent crackdown on pollution has actually benefited local economies, as growth in areas dependent on the refractories industry remains surprisingly buoyant, according to government figures.

The unprecedented storm of environmental inspections across China, which have lasted over a year and hit many industrial mineral industries, has...

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