The Ministry of Environmental Protection on Wednesday laid out a detailed timetable for Chinese cities to monitor the smallest and most hazardous airborne pollutant, known as PM2.5.
The country's 113 key environmental protection cities will have to start monitoring PM2.5 in 2013, while all county-level cities should follow the rule by 2015.
"The deadline is Jan 1, 2016. By then the new air quality standards will apply to the whole country, and the monitoring results should be made public."
For full text: http://english.mep.gov.cn/News_service/media_news/201112/t20111222_221673.htm
Thursday, December 22, 2011