The list of eight standards, published on the environment ministry`s website (www.mep.gov.cn) on Wednesday, urged citizens to refrain from burning garbage, and limit the use of fireworks and barbecues.
China is to "declare war" on pollution, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday at the opening of the annual meeting of parliament, with the government unveiling detailed measures to tackle what has become a hot-button social issue.
Millions of people breathed easy on Thursday in the Chinese capital after a strong cold front swept away heavily polluted smog that had covered a vast part of the country and was described as an environmental crisis by the WHO.
Chinese President Xi Jinping surprised Beijing residents by visiting traditional courtyard homes and chatting near a shopping street on Tuesday, drawing praise from social media for mixing in public during a bad bout of smog.
Severe pollution in Beijing has made the Chinese capital "barely suitable" for living, according to an official Chinese report, as the world`s largest economy tries to reduce often hazardous levels of smog caused by decades of rapid growth.
Warnings of heavy smog over central and eastern China this week have prompted the country`s weather forecaster to call for a ban on the fireworks traditionally let off at Lunar New Year, state media said on Wednesday.