The silver lining in China’s smog

Reining in China’s overheated steel industry has proven an impossible task for Beijing, but now the country’s pollution problem could provide a solution.

One of the hottest topics on Chinese social media recently has been air pollution. Millions of users have posted photos of cities shrouded in a yellow haze and school children in Shanghai have been told to stay indoors.

Beijing’s propaganda machine has been desperate to put a positive spin on the smog. The nationalist tabloid Global Times has even claimed that the thick smog, which reduces visibility to a few metres, is conducive to missile defence!


SMS Code Sent…

Hi {{ user.FirstName }}

Looks like you've already taken a free trial

Please enter your payment details

We have sent you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

please enter this code below to activate your membership

If you didn't receive SMS code please

Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device

Verify your mobile number to unlock a FREE trial

Please sign up for full access

Updating information

Please wait ...

  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Related Articles