China Humiliated! Choking on CCP filth!

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Port Moody, Canada

#1 Jan 15, 2013
All over the world, people are shaking their heads at the sad state of China, and thanking their lucky stars they are not a poor, poisoned slave of the Chinese Communist Party dictatorshit!


China is choking on its environmental complacency
Kelly McParland | Jan 14, 2013 1:20 PM ET

It’s not very nice to enjoy other people’s misery, but when it comes to smog in China a certain schadenfreude sets in.

China has been most forthright in criticizing other countries for failing to pay adequate attention to the environment , while continuing to burn ever-increasing amounts of coal and letting the result turn the atmosphere into a floating gray mass of pollutants that choke the population.

The Chinese capital is going through another air emergency at the moment, and this one is setting record levels. According to the World Health Organization, a “safe” level of PM2.5 particles — tiny particles that can penetrate deep into the lungs — is 25 micrograms per cubic metre. On Saturday, levels in Beijing hit 600, and perhaps as high as 900. That’s between 24 and 36 times the “safe level.”

Port Moody, Canada

#2 Jan 15, 2013
Beijing smog levels hit record highs as 'air-pocalypse' blankets city

Beijing Bureau Chief Janis Mackey Frayer reports on Chinese leaders’ acknowledgement: Smog is so bad it’s breaking the air quality records.

Published Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 6:16AM EST
Last Updated Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 10:19AM EST
Smog-smothered residents of China's capital city have started referring to the current record-high pollution levels in Beijing as the "air-pocalypse."

Pollution levels have hit record highs over Beijing in recent days, forcing schoolchildren and the elderly to stay indoors, clogging hospitals with respiratory cases and triggering a spike in demand for masks, with many stores reporting they are sold out.

"It's officially the worst air quality on record and in China's notoriously polluted capital that's saying a lot," said CTV's Beijing Bureau Chief Janis Mackey Frayer. "Heavy smog has choked Beijing for days, so much it's now being referred to as the 'air-pocalypse.'"

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Port Moody, Canada

#3 Jan 15, 2013

Chinese smog leads to jump in sales of face masks
Shares in a Chinese face mask manufacturer have soared as investors looked for opportunities to cash in on the severe air pollution that has blanketed large swathes of China.

Port Moody, Canada

#4 Jan 15, 2013

Beijing's Pollution, Seen From Space In Before And After Photos
by Andrew Prince

January 15, 2013 1:10 PM

To see how the pollution over much of China increased from Jan. 3 (on the left) to Jan. 14 (on the right), slide the bar in the middle of this image left and right. Both images were taken from space, but 11 days apart.

Source: Images courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory.

We wrote earlier this week on the stifling pollution in Beijing that's being called "airpocalypse." According to an air monitoring station located at the U.S. Embassy there, particulate pollution was literally off the charts — with readings well into the 700s on a 0-500 scale.
NPR's Louisa Lim reported from Beijing that the smog "has affected more than 30 cities in China, leading even the official mouthpiece, the People's Daily, to ask plaintively:'How can we get out of this suffocating siege of pollution?' " As Louisa added:
"China is choking on its own breakneck development, with thousands of new cars taking to the road every day. This year, the pollution has been exacerbated by weather patterns, combined with an unusually cold spell."

" 'In the winter, we have to burn more coal to get heating,' says Zhou Rong of Greenpeace. She says around 50 percent of Beijing's air pollution is historically due to coal-fired power stations.'Another reason is the weather pattern makes the whole atmosphere very, very stable, and so all the air pollution accumulates down to the ground, so we are getting higher and higher air pollution.' "

Photographers have captured striking sets of smog- and smog-free photos of the Beijing skyline.

This combination of photos shows (left) the Beijing skyline during severe pollution Monday, and the same view (right) taken during clear weather on Feb. 4, 2012.

Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images


Port Moody, Canada

#6 Jan 15, 2013

Port Moody, Canada

#5 Jan 15, 2013
This combination of photos shows (left) the Beijing skyline during severe pollution Monday, and the same view (right) taken during clear weather on Feb. 4, 2012.
Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images But what does it look like from space?
NASA's Earth Observatory released a pair of satellite images today that show Beijing and the surrounding areas on Monday and 11 days earlier, on Jan. 3.
NASA explains what seen on Monday's image:
"The brightest areas tend to be clouds or fog, which have a tinge of gray or yellow from the air pollution. Other cloud-free areas have a pall of gray and brown smog that mostly blots out the cities below. In areas where the ground is visible, some of the landscape is covered with lingering snow from storms in recent weeks."

At the time the image was captured, NASA reports, the air quality index in Beijing was 341. Levels above 300 are considered "Hazardous." The embassy is posting real-time updates of the air quality index on its website and also on the BeijingAir Twitter feed.

Port Moody, Canada

#7 Jan 15, 2013


"HAZARDOUS" to China, just like the degenerate CCP regime of traitors is!

Port Moody, Canada

#8 Jan 15, 2013

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 | Issue: Vol.30 No.05

Beijing's hazardous pollution sparks Chinese media anger

BEIJING: Chinese media have reacted strongly to dangerous levels of pollution recorded in many northern cities in recent days.

In the capital, Beijing, at the weekend, air pollution soared past levels considered hazardous by the World Health Organisation. The official People's Daily said the smog was a "suffocating siege" which had to be urgently addressed.The state-run China Daily said the country had to learn to balance development with quality of life.

Meanwhile, the tabloid Global Times said China was risking serious long-term environmental damage. Smog also dominated social media sites. Over the week, a dense smog had been gathering over Beijing and some 30 other cities in northern and eastern China, with visibility down to 100m in some places. Official Beijing city readings on Saturday suggested pollution levels of over 400. An unofficial reading from a monitor at the US embassy recorded levels of over 800.


Port Moody, Canada

#9 Jan 15, 2013

Beijing is choking (and can't hide it anymore)
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January 15, 2013
China is choking; thick smog has engulfed major cities on the country’s eastern coast including Beijing since 11 January 2013 and it looks unlikely to clear up soon. The US Embassy in Beijing operates an Air Quality Index (AQI) based on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards in major Chinese cities. On 12 January, Beijing's reading on the AQI was above 700 for the particle PM 2.5 during the major part of the day.1 PM 2.5 is the smallest but most dangerous particle for respiratory health. The city authorities have issued an advisory for people to stay indoors as a precaution. Beijing’s smog, while recurrent, has been at its worst this winter and is an example of what is wrong with China’s political economy. China’s unending pursuit of the mythical comprehensive national power is fraught with many inherent contradictions. While environmental challenges like the unprecedented smog are the most dramatic as well as serious manifestations of these contradictions, there are other issues such as a floating population, suppressed wages and land monopoly that are equally pertinent but less visible to an outsider. While it is difficult to narrow down the causes of China’s environmental challenges, a few significant ones can be identified.


Port Moody, Canada

#10 Jan 15, 2013

The human cost of China's rapid development

As a dense smog lingers over Beijing and pollution reaches dangerously high levels, we look at the roots of the crisis.

Inside Story Last Modified: 15 Jan 2013 08:00

As the world's second largest economy steams ahead, it is leaving a dense smog in its wake.

Pollution in China has reached dangerously high levels in recent days. Dozens of cities are affected by thick smog and haze, 40 times the limit deemed safe by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

More than 100 million citizens have been affected; from Beijing to Guiyang, factories have been asked to close and people are being urged to stay indoors.

"The government is trying its best to do something ... however, this is not sufficient, mainly because the problem of pollution in Beijing has been accumulated over three decades because of the rapid industrialisation and urbanisation in Beijing as well as in other parts of China. And the solution cannot be done overnight."

- Victor Gao, China National Association of International Studies

Public anger has boiled over. Even government supporters, including state-controlled media, are urging the authorities to take action.

The People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party, asks: "How can we get out of this suffocating siege of pollution? Let us clearly view managing environmental pollution with a sense of urgency."

The Global Times says the government should stop its "previous method of covering up the problems and instead publish the facts”.


Port Moody, Canada

#11 Jan 15, 2013

NewsSevere smog leaves China breathless 15/01 14:15 CET
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Emergency measures as Beijing gasps 14/01/2013 08:55 CET Chinese anti-chemical protests dispersed 27/10/2012 11:23 CET China 17/01/2012 00:13 CET Follow the Innovation Road 04/12/2012 12:20 CET Fracking in Europe 02/11/2012 12:16 CET There has been a sharp rise in cases of respiratory illness in China as the capital experiences a record level of dangerous air pollution.

A toxic haze has smothered Beijing and many other cities for days, prompting complaints even from the strictly controlled state media.

A doctor at Beijing Childrens’ hospital said:“People who have a poor immune system or have been sick recently are especially vulnerable in this weather.”

The number of children with breathing problems is now three times higher than usual according to local hospitals.

Air quality in Beijing was far above hazardous levels over the weekend, reaching 755 on an index that measures particulate matter in the air with a diameter of 2.5 micrometers. A level of
300 is considered dangerous while the World Health Organisation recommends a daily level of no more than 20.


Port Moody, Canada

#12 Jan 15, 2013

Smog Blankets Chinese Cities Large parts of China continue to be enveloped in a sea of smog and national weather forecasters are warning that the pollution could linger until mid-week. The bad air stretches from cities in the north to the far south and has contributed to flight delays, forced schools to move activities indoors and led to a rise in respiratory cases at local hospitals.

Although pollution levels were slightly lower on Monday in China's capital, Beijing, they were still lingering at levels environmentalists say are hazardous and protection, such as facemasks, is recommended.

In some of the worst hit areas -- such as Beijing, Hebei, Tianjin, Henan and Shandong -- visibility was less than one kilometer and in some cases less than 200 meters.

The lack of visibility has led to the closure of highways, cancellation of flights and postponement of wide range of sport activities.

On Saturday, an air quality station at the U.S. Embassy recorded particulate matter or PM 2.5 levels -- nearly 900 micrograms per cubic meter. The World Health Organization recommended maximum daily level of PM 2.5 is 20 micrograms per square meter.

Fine particles in the air, which are about 1/30th the diameter of a human hair, come from many different sources, such as coal-burning power plants, construction and automobile exhaust.

Many people spent the weekend inside and on Monday as the pollution eased some, but showed no sign of letting up, some Beijing residents were reporting that it was difficult to find facemasks to buy.

Port Moody, Canada

#13 Jan 15, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Reuters
Pollution worst on record in Beijing
A woman wearing a mask while walking in a park on a hazy day in Beijing, China, yesterday. Right: People at a park near the Military Museum (background) in Beijing, yesterday. Photos: AP
Air quality in Beijing was the “worst on record” this weekend, according to environmentalists, as the city’s pollution monitoring centre warned residents to stay indoors with pollution 30-45 times above recommended safety levels.

The Chinese capital, home to around 20 million people, has been wrapped in thick smog since Friday, reducing visibility and disrupting traffic.

Data posted on Sunday by the monitoring centre ( ) showed particulate matter measuring less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter (PM2.5) had reached more than 600 micrograms per square metre at some monitoring stations in Beijing, and was as high as 900 on Saturday evening.

The recommended daily level for PM2.5 is 20, according to the World Health Organisation. Such pollution has been identified as a major cause of asthma and respiratory diseases.

“This is really the worst on record not only from the official data but also from the monitoring data from the US Embassy – some areas in (neighbouring) Hebei province are even worst than Beijing,” said Zhou Rong, climate and energy campaigner at Greenpeace.


Port Moody, Canada

#14 Jan 15, 2013

Beijing under cloud as air pollution threat sparks emergency response
Date January 15, 2013
Beijing air pollution sparks emergency response
RAW VISION: The Chinese capital is experiencing its worst air pollution on record with smog levels at a new high, prompting the government to order vehicles off the roads.

Port Moody, Canada

#15 Jan 17, 2013
All over the world, people are shaking their heads at the sad state of China, and thanking their lucky stars they are not a poor, poisoned slave of the Chinese Communist Party dictatorshit!

Meanwhile, here on topix, not one of the alleged "supporters" of the CCP dictatorship has anything at all to say about it! They only desperately spam away any thread on the biggest China story this month!

The FEAR and WEAKNESS of the incompetent Chinese Communist Party is becoming truly absurd.

Surrey, Canada

#16 Jan 17, 2013
Note how our topix "wu mao" have obviously been ordered to scrupulously avoid and spam away all mention of the EVEN MORE POISONOUS ENVIRONMENT IN CHINA!

They are of course paid to hide the INCOMPETENCE, FAILURE, and LIES of the dictatorship they serve!

Pretty FUNNY for the free peoples of the world, though!

Tragic for the Chinese people, of course.

Poor, poor China, living in CCP lies and CCP filth.

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Jan 17, 2013
What a whackjob.

Port Moody, Canada

#18 Jan 22, 2013
What a feeble Chinese Communist Party wimp!

Port Moody, Canada

#19 Jan 22, 2013
^ What a Chinese Communist Party WIMP!


Surrey, Canada

#20 Jan 22, 2013
Don't you just LOVE IT how while China is choking on filth due to CCP incompetence and mismanagement, every CCP "wu mao" is so PARALYZED BY FEAR that they can only RUN LIKE DOGS in response to any mention of the issue?


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