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Chinese State Media Targets Air Pollution With Frenzy of Western Counterparts

Unusually bad air pollution in Beijing over the weekend has led to something else that can be hard to find in China: a flood of muscular criticism and damning information from the country’s state-run media.

Pollution readings in China’s capital hit severe levels on Saturday night – eventually prompting the city to issue its first-ever “orange” fog warning due to deeply diminished visibility and to institute of number of emergency measures to cope with some Beijing expatriates have taken to calling the “airpocalypse.”

Source: Wall Street Journal. Read full article. (link)

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