Hazy days in Eastern China, December 6

6 Dec 2013

Hazardous air pollution forced schools to shut or suspend outdoor activities in at least two cities in eastern China, where residents complained of the yellow skies and foul smells that are symptomatic of the country's crippling smog crisis. In Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province, the sun was the colour of "salted egg yolk" on Wednesday as the government raised the "red alert" for poor air quality for the first time, state-run news media reported.