Videos

China Premier Says To 'declare War' On Pollution

wochit news
|
March 05, 2014 AT 3:52 AM
China will "declare war" on pollution, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday at the start of the annual meeting of parliament, with the government unveiling detailed measures to tackle what has become a hot-button social issue. It is not uncommon for air pollution in parts of China to breach levels considered by some experts to be hazardous. "We will resolutely declare war against pollution as we declared war against poverty," Li told the almost 3,000 delegates to the country's largely rubber-stamp legislature in a "state-of-the-union" address carried live on state television. China also suffers badly from water and soil pollution.