12 Days to Beijing Games. Bird Nest Barely Visible

Sunday, July 27, 2008 0:57
Posted in category From the Factory Floor

Picture provides perspective, and given the density of the smog I would expect factories to be asked to take the next week off.

Full Story here.

UPDATE:  guardian has just loaded the article Beijing may expand pollution-cutting scheme where the reporters state:

Beijing had not experienced a “blue sky day”, when the air pollution index stays below the national standard for “good air quality”, in four days.

An official with the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau on Monday confirmed that plans for more action were being studied, but he declined to give details.

UPDATE 2: Beijing pollution still twice WHO levels: Greenpeace

Average concentration levels of particulates, one of the major measures of pollution, were still twice World Health Organisation guidelines, although they had met interim targets, the report found.

However, the city did have some success in reducing levels of sulphur dioxide to below WHO-recommended levels, according to the report, entitled “China after the Olympics: Lessons from Beijing”.

My previous posts on Olympics here

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2 Responses to “12 Days to Beijing Games. Bird Nest Barely Visible”

  1. Caveat Emptor says:

    July 27th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Get all the Foreign lawyers who commented on the new Labor Law on their blogs to stand up on the Western Hills in Beijing and read out at full volume everything they wrote. All that hot air would be bound to clear that smog away.

  2. Rich says:

    July 27th, 2008 at 11:57 pm


    Not sure if the Beijing based lawyers (as a whole) would have enough lung capacity to clear the air.

    I once joke that as a backup plan, the tops of the mountain would open and large fan blades would pop out to clear the air.