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China to more than double air monitoring network

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China will more than double the number of cities covered by air quality monitoring, a top environment official said Friday, as part of efforts to tackle heavy smog that has sparked huge public anger. 

The Forbidden City in Beijing viewed from Jingshan Park amid smog on January 30, 2013. China will more than double the number of cities covered by air quality monitoring, a top environment official says, as part of efforts to tackle heavy smog that has sparked huge public anger.

Swathes of acrid haze have repeatedly shrouded large parts of the country in recent months, provoking outrage among Internet users and unusually outspoken calls for action in state-run media.

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