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Forgetting about the Beijing smog

The Chinese know their air is polluted—yet they keep forgetting

By Yuan Ren   January 2016

A woman wears a breathing mask in smog in Beijing, which issued the red alert for heavy air pollution in Early December. ©GAO JIANJUN/LANDOV/Press Association Images

I am in my house in Beijing and I am surrounded by four home-made, very effective air filters. My newly-acquired air monitor says the air quality, measured on the United States’s Air Quality Index (AQI), is 93, which…

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