Chinese pollution and the Beijing Blues

I will be very happy when this Big in China excerpt about living with the horrible, pea-soup pollution seems like old, oudated news. But over the past few days, the pollution readings have reached beyond “really awul” to “just insanely, unbelievably horrible.”

The Atlantic’s James Fallows writes very well and quite thoroughly on the topic here, with links to everything you need to know – including this WSJ China Real Time Report series of horrifying photos.

In the meantime, check out the Big in China excerpt and Woodie Alan’s signature song, “Beijing Blues”: “They say the sun is shining but I don’t see it anywhere.”

The studio version:

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