Tens of thousands of people attend an event in Tiananmen Square marking the Communist Party’s centenary on July 1. There was a downpour soon after the two-hour ceremony ended. Photo: Kyodo
Tens of thousands of people attend an event in Tiananmen Square marking the Communist Party’s centenary on July 1. There was a downpour soon after the two-hour ceremony ended. Photo: Kyodo

China ‘modified’ the weather as Communist Party marked centenary in Beijing

  • Cloud-seeding operation was launched over suburban and surrounding areas hours before the tightly choreographed event
  • Artificial rain reduced PM2.5 pollutants by more than two-thirds and improved air quality, Tsinghua University researchers say

Topic |   China science
Tens of thousands of people attend an event in Tiananmen Square marking the Communist Party’s centenary on July 1. There was a downpour soon after the two-hour ceremony ended. Photo: Kyodo
Tens of thousands of people attend an event in Tiananmen Square marking the Communist Party’s centenary on July 1. There was a downpour soon after the two-hour ceremony ended. Photo: Kyodo
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