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Is China’s pollution testing the people’s patience?

Posted on 23 July 2013

In a recent speech in Beijing, Zhao Penggao, an official in the powerful National Development and Resource Commission, announced that China is considering setting binding limits on the levels of particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5), adding, “As pollution is so serious, if we don’t do something about it, the public won’t agree and heaven won’t accept it.”
Well, there’s no question that air pollution is “so serious.” When flights in and out of Beijing airport are routinely grounded because pilots can’t see, the pollution is serious; it’s serious pollution, too, when a factory in Zhejiang province catches fire but goes unnoticed by neighbors and passers-by for three hours because they can’t see the blaze or the plumes of smoke through the sooty air they’re accustomed to breathing………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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