China set to adopt new air pollution standards
NBC News — China is about to introduce stricter air-quality standards to curb pollution. Under the new regulations cities across the country will measure ozone levels and concentrations of particulate matter the same way the west does.
The new standards are already in place in several large urban areas, including Beijing but the rest of the country won't have to adopt them until 2015. The Chinese capital will set up more than 30 monitoring stations by the end of the year. China has vowed to speed up replacing major polluting industrial plants and with clean energy technology.