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China is finally cracking down on companies that are bad for the environment

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More than 70% of companies inspected by the Chinese government in the Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei region are breaking pollution regulations.

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That’s about 14,730 firms breaking pollution regulations out of 20,775 inspected.

Buildings are seen shrouded in heavy haze at Qingdao development zone, Shandong province, February 25, 2014. China's north is suffering a pollution crisis, with the capital Beijing itself shrouded in acrid smog. Authorities have introduced anti-pollution policies and often pledged to clean up the environment but the problem has not eased. Picture taken February 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - RTR3FQ85

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They are doing things like releasing more pollution than they should or not using the equipment that limits those emissions.

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Though it is a sign of improvement because the Chinese government is now looking into the problem.

Residents cover their face from dust as they ride their bicycles along a street on a hazy day in Zhengzhou, Henan province December 10, 2013.  REUTERS/Stringer

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China’s Ministry of Environment is using thousands of officials to inspect companies in 28 cities.

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