China’s Chewey Air, Soupy Water, and Choked Children


Majid Ali, M.D.












Heavy smog surrounding the West Lake in Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province in China on Tuesday. Because of industrial coal burning, Chinese cities regularly have among the world’s worst air quality. Credit China Daily, via Reuters


Communist Party leaders try to transform this dystopian scenario, many Chinese are realizing lasting change could take years, maybe decades.


A building with a screen on it in Beijing on Tuesday was obscured by smog that led to the city’s top level of air pollution warning.

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