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Red alert for China’s pollution protesters

It’s winter in Beijing, and that means two things: cold and smog. Beijing has had freezing winter temperatures for thousands of years, but the smog is something new.

China first started experiencing serious air pollution in the 1970s, and by the 1990s Beijing was already one of the world’s most polluted cities. Twenty years later, China still hasn’t begun to solve its pollution problems.

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