So a 500 reading of particulate pollution was considered “crazy bad” and “beyond index”?
Try 993. That is a reading recorded at a monitoring station in central Beijing on the evening of January 12, according to the Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Center.
@老头子陳先森 tweets on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter, “I am so glad that my ex-girlfriend lives in Beijing.”
@龙格格54, who claims to be a professional who specializes in air purification, offers some self-help tips to fellow social media users, “Get a few wet towels and wave them around indoors.”
According to a map of air pollution index in China proper, much of northern and coastal China suffered from poor air quality on January 12.