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Beijing Issues First Red Alert for Heavy Air Pollution
   2015-12-07 18:32:12    Xinhua      Web Editor: Li Chenxi

A red alert, the highest level for smog danger, is set to take effect in Beijing tomorrow morning.

Starting at 7am on Tuesday, an odd-even license plate restriction will be imposed on all vehicles in the city.

Industrial production will also be curtailed further, and further restrictions on schools may also take effect.

This is the first time since the 4-tiered color-coded smog system was brought in a few years ago that the condition has been brought to red in Beijing.

This come as the heavy smog has returned to the capital region after a couple of days reprieve.

As 6pm this Monday, PM2.5-levels across Beijing are averaging around 240.

Levels higher than 200 are defined as heavy pollution by Beijing's environmental protection bureau.

As such, schools were told to keep their students indoors today.

The capital has already seen a reduction of industrial activity.

Forecasters are suggesting the smog is going to linger in the greater-Beijing area until at least Thursday, with rain expected to clear the air at that point.

Coal fired power plants are the major culprit at this point.

This comes as politicians in Paris continue talks on bringing together a global emission reduction plan this week at the UN Climate Change talks.

Here in China, plans are already in-place to reduce emissions of major pollutants in the power sector by 60 percent by 2020, with emissions to peak by 2030.

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