China issues alert as air pollution soars

Beijing raises smog alert to second highest level, as pollutants in China's ambiance hit harmful amounts.

    China has raised its air pollution alert to orange, its second highest level, as the pollutants in the country's atmosphere reach potentially harmful amounts.

    The announcement comes as the country returns to work from the annual Golden Week holidays, with traffic congestion contributing to the problem.

    Al Jazeera's Rob McBride reports from Beijing.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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