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A man walks through a cloud of thick smog in Earthquake Memorial Square in Tangshan, north China’s Hebei Province, yesterday. With air quality in the region getting worse, Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has ordered the temporary closure of factories in an effort to ensure clear skies in Beijing during next month’s Asia-Pacific leaders meeting, which runs on November 7-11.

Time to get tough on smog

A man walks through a cloud of thick smog in Earthquake Memorial Square in Tangshan, north China’s Hebei Province, yesterday. With air quality in the region getting worse, Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has ordered the temporary closure of factories in an effort to ensure clear skies in Beijing during next month’s Asia-Pacific leaders meeting, which runs on November 7-11.

Delegates at the Pujiang Innovation Forum in Shanghai listen to a speaker yesterday. More than 1,000 government officials, experts and entrepreneurs from China and overseas took part in the event, which is intended to provide a platform for the discussion of the latest ideas and future trends in scientific and technical innovation.

Thinking big at innovation forum

Delegates at the Pujiang Innovation Forum in Shanghai listen to a speaker yesterday. More than 1,000 government officials, experts and entrepreneurs from China and overseas took part in the event, which is intended to provide a platform for the discussion of the latest ideas and future trends in scientific and technical innovation.


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