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Smog Prompts China to Close Schools, Stop Outdoor Activities

Chinese cities should close schools, cut working hours and stop outdoor activities during the most severe spells of air pollution, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said on Wednesday.   “Every possible compulsory measure” must be taken to cut emissions during the heaviest smog, which has a serious impact on health, the ministry said, including suspending factory production and imposing traffic restrictions.   The ministry's guidelines, issued in a circular, come as China ...

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