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China Central TV Blames Beijing Government for Air Pollution

Categories: East Asia, China, Citizen Media, Environment, Media & Journalism

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:


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.