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Shanghai Also Facing Smog Problem

Not just a Beijing issue

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Air pollution has been one of the hottest topics in Shanghai's two sessions this year, asresidents living in the Yangtze River Delta breathed the most polluted air in five years duringthe past two weeks.

The delta is working on a collaborative treatment plan on air pollution to reduce carbonemissions by 6 percent by 2015 in the region, according to Zhang Quan, director of ShanghaiEnvironmental Protection Bureau. Zhang attended the Shanghai Municipal People's Congress,the city's top legislature's annual meeting that opened on Sunday.

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