The new “China blue sky policy” will cause some disruption for those not prepared. China is now promising blue skies by clamping down on factories overly polluting and using harmful chemicals. This crackdown has given rise to public protests across the country as jobs are being threatened. The pollution is the result of coal burning by China’s industrial sector, a sector weighed down by excess capacity and debt, which threatens the country’s economic survival. The Chinese government needs this sector to cut debt and capacity, but it has encountered resistance from local governments and vested interests. Concerns about the environment have been used before by the central government as a tool to push through change. The Chinese government has launched environmental inspections that have halted factory production and disrupted business for many factories across the country.