Beijing news has allowed the release of the reports that the pollution level has reached the top mark of five for the third straight day. What this means to the person not in Beijing is that the air is just a little bit worse than every other day, which is about 90% worse than 85% of all cities on their worst day.
The advisory is mainly for elderly and children, telling them to stay inside and avoid strenuous activities such as strange in-line dancing at 7 in the morning. Also, a product has recently come on sale which makes the air in Beijing tolerable on most days. I have gotten a container full and I am selling them at bargain prices, for you, my friend.
Yao bu Yao?????
On a brighter note, the water quality in Beijing has not gotten any worse due to the air polution. Quoting one bystander, "The open water is no more disgusting than it was last week," causing a great feeling of satisfaction and triumph among those traveling about the city.