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China quietly shelves new diesel emission standards | Jonathan Watts, guardian.co.uk

It ought to have been a center piece of China’s efforts to reduce smog, but the government has quietly postponed plans to clean the fumes from truck and bus exhaust pipes.

The 18-month delay of new diesel emission standards, which was announced this month, runs contrary to the authorities’ promises to tighten controls on air pollution.

Environmental scientists say the move shows public health concerns remain far less of a priority for China’s leaders than the economic interests of state-owned petrol companies, PetroChina and Sinopec.

For more on this story, visit: China quietly shelves new diesel emission standards | Jonathan Watts | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

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