A man wearing a face mask rides his bicycle along an empty street in Beijing, which has been shrouded in heavy smog this week. Photo: AFP

China’s capital shrouded in air pollution despite reduced emissions from coronavirus economic slowdown

  • Beijing’s air quality index hit very unhealthy levels this week as local atmospheric conditions trapped pollution in the city
  • Spike in poor air quality comes despite lower emissions from industry and vehicles due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak
Topic |   Beijing air pollution
A man wearing a face mask rides his bicycle along an empty street in Beijing, which has been shrouded in heavy smog this week. Photo: AFP
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