Yu Zhengsheng (C), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), presides over a bi-weekly consultation session on air pollution in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, in Beijing, China, April 22, 2015. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
China' political advisors discussed air pollution in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, during a consultation session Wednesday.
According to a statement issued after the session presided over by Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), political advisors discussed the issue in connection with a broader strategy for coordinated development of Beijing and its neighboring Tianjin Municipality and Hebei Province.
The battle against air pollution should start with rigorous law enforcement, reasonable urban planning and industrial restructuring. The region should halt growth of cities, phase out overcapacity, cap coal consumption, promoting clean energy and stop straw burning.
The CPPCC has made air pollution in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei a major topic for 2015.