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

posted by Su-San Sit
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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