Edgar Wolf reports on how Huo Daishan, a member of China's budding environmentalist movement, has fought to save the Huai River for decades. And how his efforts are paying off.
The world's second-largest economy has further reduced its pace of growth, with factory output missing analysts' expectations. More companies were closed as the government kept fighting industrial pollution.
German carmaker Volkswagen has said it will boost its investment in electric vehicles in China together with its joint ventures on the ground. The announcement came as the Asian nation set stringent production quotas.
As Trump's America takes a back seat over climate action, China is expected to take on a lead role in shaping global policies to tackle carbon emissions and promote renewables. Beijing's climate record, though, is mixed.
Pollution kills more people each year than wars, disasters and hunger, also causing huge economic damage, a study says. Almost half the total deaths occur in just two countries.
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