China closes thousands of factories in pollution crackdown - Supply Management
Harbin was one of several cities to suffer from the toxic haze that covered parts of China last year ©SIPA USA/PA Images
Harbin was one of several cities to suffer from the toxic haze that covered parts of China last year ©SIPA USA/PA Images

China closes thousands of factories in pollution crackdown

25 October 2017

Companies sourcing manufactured goods from China may find themselves hit by one of the country’s largest crackdown on pollution.

Authorities have reportedly shut down tens of thousands of factories, with some estimating 40% of factories have been at least temporarily shuttered as inspections are carried out across 30 provinces.

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