Can smog be used as a smokescreen?
None of these measures [i.e., reducing cars on the street by half, shutting down nearby factories, etc.] count for much amongst a sanctimonious Western commentariat because they are not interested in “Beijing’s smog” as a practical problem with practical solutions. Beneath the breathless headlines this week is our own anxiety about the growth of China and our willingness to put the boot into the toxic Chinese economy at any opportunity.
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