This is so sad. The implications for the progress of China are enormous.
I visited China in 2007, one year before the Beijing Olympics.
They were already trying to curb the pollution so the athletes could practice.
The day after we landed, I started coughing and my throat was sore. I thought I was developing a cold. I wasn't. We were in Beijing for about a week and never saw the sky while we were in the city. How depressing that must be, although maybe people get used to it.
They are trying.
Next time you get out and look up, be glad you live in a place where you can still see the sky.
Now what about this: