Lawyers sue government for smog


Top politics and current affairs news for February 14, 2017. Part of the daily SupChina news roundup "Small-time investors risk jail to recoup billions"

  • We had to sue’: The five lawyers taking on China’s authorities over smog / The Guardian
    The Guardian has a good review of a case brought by five lawyers blaming the government for the toxic smog that threatens the health of residents of Beijing and other northern Chinese cities. As the report explains, “who is responsible for China’s chronic and deadly air pollution? That depends on who you ask. Officials blame the weather or outdoor barbecues, activists blame steel companies and coal-fired power plants. But Yu Wensheng blames only one actor: the government.”