The conditions change quickly, as can be seen by these totally different photos of the same skyscraper taken only 10 days apart in Shenyang in Liaoning province.
Monday was a particular smoggy day in Shenyang, and a Reuters photographer snapped this photo that shows everything but a massive TV screen obscured by the pollution. It puts highlights the fact that the toxic cloud covers just about everything.
The air quality has become a key health concern in the country. Even
the government admitsthat “toxic and hazardous chemical pollution has caused many environmental disasters, cutting off drinking water supplies, and even leading to severe health and social problems.”
Here’s a man riding his bike in the capital of Beijing on Monday:
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