Beijing official blamed Chinese way of cooking for air pollution

Alia | October 9th, 2013 - 8:15 pm
Zhao in interview

“Fart pollutes the air, too. We hope citizens fart as little as possible.” One netizen joked.

Beijing Gaokao math question: What is the probability of arriving in Beijing on a day with good air quality?

Alia | June 10th, 2013 - 9:53 pm

Beijing’s smog is so thick that even China’s almighty Gaokao, Chinese students’ annual 3-day drill, cannot ignore it.

Airpocalypse in China: Beijing is not the worst

Alia | January 15th, 2013 - 2:07 am

But even with a PM 2.5 value several hundred higher than hazardous level, Beijing is still not the worst in China. While everybody is talking about the choking smog in Beijing, other cities with worse air quality received far less media attention. But at least someone is thriving during the airpocalypse. It’s 3M.

Catfight between China and the US over air quality reveals deeper war over “soft power”

Alia | June 7th, 2012 - 3:09 am

The US effortlessly (though there may be a lot of strategic planning at the back end) turned its embassies in China into textbook of how to achieve “soft power.”