Air Pollution in China 2019

CREA analysis of China’s air pollution trends, progress and setbacks in 2019. We found the Beijing and Shanghai regions have seen big improvements in air quality this winter as air pollution levels dropped ahead of targets. However, average air pollution levels in the rest of the country rebounded as industrial output and coal and oil consumption increased, and ozone levels continued to increase. Read more in our new analysis based on air quality data from 1,500 official air quality monitoring stations.


Lauri Myllyvirta, lead analyst