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China Central TV Blames Beijing Government for Air Pollution

Written by Abby On 16 February 2014 @ 14:28 pm | 1 Comment

In China, Chinese, Citizen Media, East Asia, English, Environment, Media & Journalism, Quick Reads

Beijing has reached Red Alert Levels of Smog during the past few days. China's state media CCTV wrote some comments on Sina Weibo [1] on Feb 15, 2014, blaming Beijing government's impotency:

连续几天的沉默,说明了一个问题,严重雾霾天气多了,民众自然就会麻木,社会也会熟视无睹,但央视财经提醒的是,政府不能当瞎子,它必须要肩负起自己的责任,守土要有责,莫无知!无畏!无为!所以,央视财经大声的问一句,这里,还有人管雾霾吗?

Several days of silence indicates one problem: with constant smog, people will become numb, the society will turn a blind eye, but the government cannot be blind, it must shoulder its responsibilities, No excuse for ignorance, fearlessness or inaction! So, CCTV Financial channel is asking, is there anyone who's going to solve the smog problem?

After a few hours, users were unable to comment or repost the post.

According to an “official Chinese report,” rampant air pollution in Beijing has rendered [2] the city as “barely suitable” for living.


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[1] Sina Weibo: http://huati.weibo.com/836919?from=526&filter=mining

[2] rendered: http://shanghaidaily.com/national/Beijing-barely-suitable-for-life/shdaily.shtml

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