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Beijing's dirty neighbour pays price for polluting

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL Welcome to Hebei, Beijing's dirty neighbour. The province, which surrounds the capital, produces a quarter of China's steel, and much of its cement, glass and ceramics. It's now home to seven of the country's 10 most polluted cities, and creates much of the toxic smog that has choked Beijing. The provincial capital Shijiazhuang regularly records the worst air quality in the whole of the county, and residents like Cui Meiying are running out of patience. (SOUNDBITE)(Mandarin with English voiceover) 58-YEAR-OLD RETIREE CUI MEIYING SAYING: "The pollution is terrible and I feel very uncomfortable. Sometimes if I don't wear my face mask my throat hurts a lot. The pollution is a real headache, and I hope the government sorts it out as soon as possible" Part of the answer is to demolish factories like these cement plants on the outer reaches of the city. The central government has or

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