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Based in Shanghai and closely cooperating with the CSSC, Baosteel Group, China's second-biggest steelmaker was under great pressure to reshape its policy for future development, said group chairman Xu Lejiang.

He told the seminar that government officials in Shanghai had said that his enterprise's performance in curbing emissions had an immediate impact on whether Shanghai could meet the emissions targets set by the city.

"As public awareness of environmental protection has risen in recent years, the steel-making sector is increasingly under pressure, due to its high energy consumption and heavily polluting emissions," said Xu. "The moving of the Baosteel plant outside the city is a good case."

Source: Xinhua
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