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China to Set up $1.6 Billion Fund to Help Fight Smog

The Chinese government said on Wednesday said it will set up a 10 billion yuan [$1.65 billion] fund to fight air pollution, offering rewards for companies that clean up their operations.   Pollution is of increasing concern to China's stability-obsessed leaders, anxious to douse potential unrest as a more affluent urban population turns against a growth-at-all-costs economic model that has poisoned much of the country's air, water and soil.   Authorities have issued...

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