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Buzzowords in China in first half of 2013:Hazy life

(People's Daily Online)

08:20, July 10, 2013

Taken on June 16, 2013, this photo montage shows a couple, Feng Du (R) and Gan Quan (L) at the corner of their house in the Chaoyang District of Beijing . When the smog hits they will reduce or even cancel their outdoor activities. in haze. Beijing has suffered from smog several times since the beginning of this year. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)

Since last winter, when Beijing was shrouded in smog and pollution levels went off the charts, many residents have been asking themselves one question: Should we stay or should we go?

The latter option, according to media reports and anecdotal evidence, is proving popular - and who can blame them?

When smog hit the Chinese capital, health authorities urged children and the elderly to stay indoors, and sales of face masks and air purifiers soared.

The heavy smog that has shrouded Beijing for days is unlikely to disperse soon.

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