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    Would it be possible to put an image of the tower in the story? I don’t know how you would get permission to include an image taken by someone else.

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    China’s data problem

    Writer needs to state who reported data & who collected data.

    From J. Shapiro’s 18 January 2018 essay “China’s Data Problem: “The problem of misreporting in China isn’t limited to GDP figures. Last month, Xi made it clear to the Communist Party of China that Beijing was serious about reducing pollution, so much so that environmental progress would affect political advancement. Already there is evidence of local officials manipulating data to try to secure promotions. In Jiangxi and Henan provinces, officials were punished for using large mist cannons near monitoring stations to improve air quality readings. ”

    https://us11.campaign-archive.com/?e=c1ae91523e&u=781d962e0d3dfabcf455f7eff&id=c4c5bfc102

    So is this “air purifier” larger than a natural air purifier such as a forest?

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      Jeffrey thanks for your comment. We have contacted the head researcher to get more information. In the meantime we have updated the story and it is expected that in March an official report will be released with more details of the project.

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    Are there any verifiable statastics to demonstrate its efficacy?

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        Chris we have updated the story with more information from the SCMP, as Jose replied. It is still an undergoing experiment and more information will be released in March, according to the head researcher.

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    I would like to know 1) how the tower works. Is it an electrostatic precipitator (like in power plants)? And 2) what energy source is being used? The bottom line being: does it result in a local air quality improvement, at the expense of poorer air quality elsewhere?

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      Darrin thanks for your questions. We have updated the story and answered some of your questions. The tower is still undergoing tests so official results are not available. More information will be released in March.

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    What on earth is meant by ‘cubic square metres’? Copied from the source, but looks like garbage-in-garbage-out.

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      Thanks William, thanks for that, have amended.

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