Hebei to ban heavily polluting fuel in cities
Newfacilities which use heavily polluting fuel will be banned in most urban areas and coal use will be further cut inNorth China’sHebei Province, according to a newregulation adopted by the provincial legislature onWednesday. Large cities will have no less than 80 percent of their township areas ban construction of newprojects that use highly polluting fuel, such as heavy oil and raw coal. With its pillar industries such as iron and steel, cement and glass, Hebei boasts more than half of the country’s 10 most polluted cities. on record and taking total 2015 imports to a record high of 81.69 million tons, official customs data showed onWednesday. China’s imports in the marketing year ending September 2016 are expected to rise to more than 82 million tons on better-than-expected soymeal demand, analysts said.