“Greyjing”? Air pollution fouls Beijing’s name

Gone are the days when Beijing was considered one of the more pleasant capitals of the world. Something terrible and life-threatening is literally overshadowing its parks, centuries-old palaces, history and culture. The grey fog which is covering Beijing is caused by copious amounts of chronic air pollution, which now ranks the city as one of the worst places to live in the world. The gloomy, brownish-grey smog gets to thick that it creeps indoors, stings the eyes and darkens the sky in the middle of the day. Lung cancer rates are rising as foreigners plan their daily events around Beijing’s air quality – all of which happens as air pollution fouls Beijing’s name…

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