The city's average concentration of PM2.5 was 28 micrograms per cubic meter in the January-August period, said the Beijing Municipal Ecology and Environment Bureau. The reading in August was 19 micrograms per cubic meter, the lowest for a single month this year.
Small and medium-sized enterprises account for 77 percent of the total listed companies and more than 80 percent are from strategic emerging industries and advanced manufacturing, said Long Haiyang, head of the executive office of the BSE.
The Beijing city government reminded the public on Monday that students and workers should have negative nucleic acid test results from within 48 hours when returning to campuses and workplaces after the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, as the city continues efforts to keep epidemic outbreaks under control.
The 2022 China International Fair for Trade in Services closed on Monday in Beijing.
Beijing's population of people aged 60 years and above surged to 4.416 million at the end of 2021, accounting for 20.18 percent of the megacity's total, according to a report released by the municipal government on Friday.