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Huge swaths of north and central China have been living under a pollution “red alert” since last Friday when a dangerous cocktail of pollutants transformed the skies into a yellow and charcoal-tinted haze.
2016/12/24 06:06
Ctrip, China’s leading online travel agent, said it expected 150,000 travellers to head abroad this month in a bid to outrun the smog. Top destinations include Australia, Indonesia, Japan and the Maldives.
2016/12/24 06:07
Yang Xinglin, who also fled to Chongli, said she had requested time off from her job at a state-owned real estate firm so she did not have to inhale the smog.
2016/12/24 06:07
smog had paralysed airports in Beijing and across the country’s northern industrial heartland in cities
2016/12/24 06:08
A big part of what happened is that the steel price went up when the government started a huge wave of construction projects to stimulate the economy,” he said.
2016/12/24 06:08
steel producers had “gone on a tear” leading to increased emissions
2016/12/24 06:08