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Northeast China was struck by the most severe smog attack this past week, sending air quality index in more than 40 cities above the 300 hazardous level and forcing schools in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province to shut down.
The country's rapid urbanisation has caused air pollution up to 40 TIMES the limits set by the World Health Organisation The level of air pollution in the country is so bad that they were forced to wear surgical FACEMASKS for a recent shoot.
The new leadership has paid greater mind to pollution, but much more needs to be done to ease the country's worsening smog crisis Wang Xiangwei took up the role of Editor-in-Chief in February 2012, responsible for the editorial direction and newsroom operations.
The air quality index in the capital was as high as 356 at 9pm, ending a week-long streak of blue-sky days.
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A man played violin as he roller-skated Thursday in a square on a hazy day in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, where schools were shut because of the heavy pollution plaguing China's eastern provinces.
That is the controversial "air defense identification zone" that China declared in international airspace over the East China Sea Nov. 23, demanding that all foreign aircraft flying through it should obey Chinese air-traffic controllers' instructions.
Parents in Nanjing try to protect their children from heavy air pollution in the city on Thursday.
Hazardous air pollution forced schools to shut or suspend outdoor activities in at least two cities in eastern China, where residents complained of the yellow skies and foul smells that are symptomatic of the country's crippling smog crisis.
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Political differences were plastered over as Nanjing city - once China's capital under the Nationalist party, also known as the Kuomintang - spent $4.9 million to renovate the three-storey house at the base of a hill.
Three of the disputed East China Sea islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, in a photo taken in September 2012 From the long-distance perspective of an American, Asia looks like one of the world's most peaceful places.