BEIJING Dec 19 Cotton mills in two provinces in
China have suspended output as part of measures to curb smog
that has blanketed the north of the country in the past few
days, triggering official pollution alerts, according to an
Mills have closed in Hebei province and parts of Shandong,
according to a report by Cncotton.com, a government-backed trade
website. The report didn't say how many mills are affected, nor
give details on the amount of production involved.
The report said cotton processing in parts of Hebei, one of
the nation's most polluted provinces, may be affected until the
end of December.
(Reporting by Beijing newsroom and Josephine Mason; Editing by