The Premier of China Li Kequiang told the delegates at the opening of the National People's Congress that he would make the smoggy skies in many cities blue again and pledged to work more quickly to address pollution problems.
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|China burns a great deal of coal to produce both heat and electricity contributing to the pollution problem in many cities. Public discontent over the lack of progress in tackling China's pollution problems has resulted in the issue becoming a priority for leadership of the Communist Party. Fortunately, the 10 day event attended by 3,000 members of the parliament got under way under blue skies as heavy gusts from the north blew away the grey smog that covered Beijing just the day before.|