Vehicles queue in the business district of Beijing at noon yesterday, where the smog cut visibility to as low as 500 metres. Photo: Simon Song
Vehicles queue in the business district of Beijing at noon yesterday, where the smog cut visibility to as low as 500 metres. Photo: Simon Song

update | Blanket of smog in Beijing hits start of Lunar New Year getaway

Beijing's pollution rockets to 26 times recommended safe level, shutting highways due to poor visibility and stalling the Lunar New Year getaway

Vehicles queue in the business district of Beijing at noon yesterday, where the smog cut visibility to as low as 500 metres. Photo: Simon Song
Vehicles queue in the business district of Beijing at noon yesterday, where the smog cut visibility to as low as 500 metres. Photo: Simon Song
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