Smog in China has forced the temporary closure of schools and businesses © PA Images
Smog in China has forced the temporary closure of schools and businesses © PA Images

China bans 553 car models over emissions

10 January 2018

China has announced it is suspending the production of more than 500 car models that do not meet its fuel economy standards – the latest move by Beijing to reduce emissions in the world’s largest market.

The government-affiliated China Vehicle Technology Service Centre said after approval from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the suspension on the production of 553 models took effect on 1 January.

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