Beijing residents woke up on Christmas Day to find their city blanketed in heavy smog once again. Air pollution levels are 20 times higher that the World Health Organization's 'safe level.'
Audrey Jiajia Li was a prominent TV journalist in China, but she quit before getting fired for complying with the official line. Now seeks freedom of speech on social media - but still lives with fear.
Clever entrepreneurs are now bottling and selling clean air to offset smog in big cities, as a souvenir, or to hospitals. Many have been astounded by their own success.
Across the country more than 450 million people encountered air that was polluted or hazardous during the past year. Some pollution levels over the past four days exceeded the capacity of the measuring devices.
After German chancellor candidate Martin Schulz called for a Europe-wide quota for electric cars, the debate among German politicians, the EU and carmakers has picked up steam. In China, such a quota already exists.
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