Understanding China, One Blog at a Time

An American in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 9, 2012

China claims that its pollution is not too bad, this despite its pm2.5 readings are usually off the charts. I will attach a couple of pics and let you decide. One of these photos, the one that looks like the air is covered with cotton balls, is what China usually looks like. The other, the one that actually looks human, is called a ‘rarity’ here. I have over 800 pics of the Beijing skyline over the past few years and by my reckoning, 70% of the time the Beijing air is horribly polluted.
Beijing pollution

Beijing pollution

And here is a shot of a ‘rarity in Beijing

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