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China Industry Grinds to a Halt to Celebrate Communist Centenary

  • Coal mining to steel making around the capital put on pause
  • Ports near Beijing halt work until Thursday afternoon: report
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China pressed paused on industrial activity to clear air pollution for the Chinese Communist Party’s 100th anniversary celebration on Thursday.

Some work, such as coal mining, will be closed for as long as a week in the country’s key producing hubs. Others like steel manufacturing are being put on hold for just one day. Port operations are also being suspended, with trucks delaying loading fuel until Thursday afternoon in some refiners.