Time-lapse footage showing the spread of pollution over the city of Beijing went viral on Chinese social media during the new-year holiday. Photo: YouTube/Chas Pope
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Air pollution is now the fourth biggest threat to health in China. Seth Doane shows how the country's smog problems are creating a market for a number of smaller-scale gimmicks.
We went to the single most polluted place on earth, the coal-mining town of Linfen in Shanxi Province, China, where kids play in dirty rivers and the sun sets early behind a thick curtain of smog.
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Die anhaltende Luftverschmutzung in Peking beeinträchtigt zunehmend die Gesundheit der Einwohner. Die Zahl der Menschen, die mit Atemwegsproblemen in die Kliniken der Hauptstadt eingewiesen wurden, stieg deutlich an. Für den dichten Smog werden die Ausstöße von Kohlekraftwerken verantwortlich gemacht sowie die Abgase der Autos, die die Straßen der 20-Millionen-Einwohner-Metropole verstopfen.
Various parts of China are enveloped in thick, white fog on Sunday.
In north China's Shanxi Province, haze and fog reduced visibility. Ten cities issued an alert to the severely polluted air. Construction sites and companies that produce pollution in urban areas have stopped operation. Drivers were required to drive alternate days according to the even- and odd-numbered license plates.
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The biggest real estate developer in the world is – unsurprisingly - a Chinese. And he is convinced opportunities are equal for all in China. But do the scaffold builder from the countryside and the car salesman from the Chinese capital, representing the social strata of Chinese society, share his believe in the Chinese Dream? The Chinese Bubble shows how cla
China, das Land das im Smog erstickt. Viele tausend Menschen sterben jährlich an den Folgen der verschmutzten Luft in China. Astma ist die Volkskrankheit. Schockierende Fakten und alles wichtige dazu in dieser hochinteressanten Doku!
CNN's Chad Myers explains why Beijing's smog problem has gotten so drastic, impacting the nearly 25 million people that reside in China's capital.
Beijing’s authorities have issued an air pollution red alert. People have complained of dry throats, bleeding noses and respiratory problems.
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Almost half of the Chinese city’s 5m cars have been banned from the roads, schools and nurseries have been shut and construction sites closed down. But many Beijing residents doubt the alert w
Beijing and some other parts of northern China are passing the first day of 2017 in smog on Sunday.
Heavy smog will sustain in parts of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province till Monday morning, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).
Due to the low visibility caused by the smog, several expressways in the affected areas have been closed, while urban traffic networks remain in smo