Smog in China
Few have experienced more rapid success in China than the auto industry, which has doubled its volume sales in just the last four years. But as anger simmers over the country's air pollution, fingers are increasingly pointing at the millions of new cars clogging Chinese roads. After a weekend in which the country experienced some of its worst smog on record, the Ministry of Environmental Protection pledged Monday to reduce vehicle emissions, the source of about a quarter of China's air pollution.
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Air pollution over Beijing
A tourist wearing the mask looks at the Forbidden City in Beijing as pollution covers it Jan. 16. Heavy smog shrouded Beijing as pollution reached hazardous levels days earlier.