China ’ mho media today is reporting a list compiled by Greenpeace of the nation ’ south cities ranked by highest air-pollution levels. Hebei Province, a key center for fleshy industry in the country, has the doubtful distinction of leading the number with seven of top 10 spots. Xingtai ( 1 ), Shijiazhuang ( 2 ), Baoding ( 3 ), Handan ( 4 ), Hengshui ( 5 ), Tangshan ( 6 ) and Langfang ( 8 ) all made the top 10 .
Among China ’ mho external business centers, Beijing was the worst at No. 13, Qingdao ranked No. 47, and Shanghai came in No. 48. big pollution in Beijing contributed to a 10 % neglect in the city ’ s inbound tourist arrivals in the inaugural 11 months of 2013 ( see related story here ) .
greenpeace used data from China ’ s Environmental Protection Ministry web site, american samoa well as from environmental auspices agency in 74 cities, according to a report card in the government-published Shanghai Daily today. The national standard is an average PM2.5 concentration of 35. PM2.5 refers to particle matter less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter .

here ’ s the full rank below. ( City, province, average annual PM2.5 density, bill PM2.5 take )
1. Xingtai, Hebei : 155.2, 688
2. Shijiazhuang, Hebei : 148.5, 676
3. Baoding, Hebei : 127.9, 675
4. Handan, Hebei : 127.8, 662
5. Hengshui, Hebei : 120.6, 712

6. Tangshan, Hebei : 114.2, 497
7. Jinan, Shandong : 114.0, 490
8. Langfang, Hebei : 113.8, 772
9. xian, Shaanxi : 104.2, 598
10. Zhengzhou, Henan : 102.4, 422
11. tianjin : 95.6, 394
12. Cangzhou, Hebei : 93.6, 380
13. beijing : 90.1, 646
14. Wuhan, Hubei : 88.7, 339
15. Chengdu, Sichuan : 86.3, 374
16. Urumqi, Xinjiang : 85.2, 387
17. Hefei, Anhui : 84.9, 383
18. Taizhou, Jiangsu : 80.9, 474
19. Huai ’ an, Jiangsu : 80.8, 513
20. Changsha, Hunan : 79.1, 325
21. Wuxi, Jiangsu : 75.8, 391
22. Harbin, Heilongjiang : 75.7, 756
23. Changzhou, Jiangsu : 75.6, 322
24. nanjing, Jiangsu : 75.3, 312
25. Xuzhou, Jiangsu : 74.9, 304
26. taiyuan, Shanxi : 74.2, 416
27. Huzhou, Zhejiang : 73.5, 414
28. Shenyang, Liaoning : 72.7, 464
29. Zhenjiang, Jiangsu : 71.6, 263
30. Yangzhou, Jiangsu : 71.1, 312
31. Suqian, Jiangsu : 70.7, 502
32. Nantong, Jiangsu : 70.2, 248
33. Changchun, Jilin : 69.2, 425
34. Nanchang, Jiangxi : 69.1, 255
35. Jinhua, Zhejiang : 69.0, 473
36. Lianyungang, Jiangsu : 68.0, 407
37. Lanzhou, Gansu : 67.1, 259

38. Suzhou, Jiangsu : 67.1, 384
39. Yancheng, Jiangsu : 67.0, 455
40. Jiaxing, Zhejiang : 66.9, 417
41. Quzhou, Zhejiang : 66.5, 406
42. Shaoxing, Zhejiang : 66.4, 426
43. Hangzhou, Zhejiang : 66.1, 361
44. Qinhuangdao, Hebei : 65.2, 335
45. chongqing : 63.9, 187
46. Xining, Qinghai : 63.2, 319
47. Qingdao, Shandong : 61.7, 280
48. shanghai : 60.7, 421
49. Hohhot, Inner Mongolia : 59.1, 216
50. Wenzhou, Zhejiang : 56.5, 248
51. Zhaoqing, Guangdong : 54.7, 174
52. nanning, Guangxi : 54.7, 199
53. Taizhou, Zhejiang : 53.0, 284
54. Foshan, Guangdong : 52.3, 160
55. Guangzhou, Guangdong : 52.2, 159
56. Chengde, Hebei : 51.5, 407
57. dalian, Liaoning : 50.7, 224
58. Ningbo, Zhejiang : 50.4, 416
59. Guiyang, Guizhou : 49.4, 229
60. Jiangmen, Guangdong : 48.4, 158
61. Lishui, Zhejiang : 47.9, 196
62. Zhongshan, Guangdong : 47.6, 146
63. Dongguan, Guangdong : 46.0, 165
64. Yinchuan, Ningxia : 43.7, 164
65. Zhangjiakou, Hebei : 43.1, 471
66. Shenzhen, Guangdong : 39.7, 131
67. Zhuhai, Guangdong : 37.9, 157
68. Huizhou, Guangdong : 37.2, 121
69. Kunming, Yunnan : 35.5, 123
70. Fuzhou, Fujian : 33.2, 112
71. Zhoushan, Zhejiang : 32.1, 353
72. Xiamen, Fujian : 31.3, 89
73. Lhasa, Tibet : 26.0, 101
74. Haikou, Hainan : 25.6, 130
— with care for Xiong

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