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LinkAsia | Feb 8
Beijing continues to be inundated with smog as Chinese New Year approaches, and the fireworks that will be set off to mark the occasion will only m...
According to the American embassy in Beijing, the air pollution level is "moderate." That’s actually good news: because for much of the past month, a thick smog has covered Beijing and a huge swathe of China, from the capital all the way down to Fujian province - 13 hundred miles to the south.
This is downtown Beijing at 8 o’clock in the morning a few days ago. The smog was so thick that visibility was down to about a hundred yards causing hundreds of flights to be cancelled. Those that did take off were often diverted because other airports, including Shanghai’s, were closed. Police even shut down highways because the smog made it too dangerous to drive.