Top legislator inspects air pollution control in Inner Mongolia

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Li Zhanshu, chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee and a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, inspects Beijing-Tianjin sandstorm source control project in Ordos, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, June 4, 2018. Li made an inspection tour in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region from June 2 to 5. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

HOHHOT, June 5 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislator Li Zhanshu called for strict enforcement of the Air Pollution Control Law to ensure "blue sky with white clouds" for the people during an inspection tour in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region from June 2 to 5.

Li, chairman of the National People's Congress Standing Committee and a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, stressed the importance to persistently build a strong shield to protect the ecology in north China.

The inspection team led by Li visited the cities of Hohhot, Baotou and Ordos and inspected electricity, iron and steel, coal, chemical, and new-energy vehicle companies.

He pointed out that ecological and environmental problems are in fact the problems of economic development patterns.

While visiting local heating facilities, Li asked officials and enterprises to reduce coalburning air pollution but still provide enough heating for the people during winter.

As an important shield to protect the ecology and environment of north China, Inner Mongolia should step up the efforts to fight desertification, while wetland protection and pollution control should be strengthened, Li said.