China Air Pollution – Shanghai and Beijing

China Air Pollution China air pollution does not appear to improve.   I have lived on and off in the country for many years and this issue continues to be a major problem.  It pains me to write about it as the postings seem to repeat themselves.  You can see the earlier ones which include … Continue reading China Air Pollution – Shanghai and Beijing

Air Pollution in Beijing

Air pollution in Beijing is becoming almost a regular article in various news and media outlets.   The most recent article is in the Financial Times from…. YES, April 1st 2013!  I looked back through this blog and found that I am writing on the topic just about every year. Here is the article from … Continue reading Air Pollution in Beijing

Beijing Pollution – Not Getting Better

Greetings!   For all of you who need information on the weather and air quality in China and especially Beijing, here is an update – I was in Beijing this week – until earlier today.  Over the years I have spent a considerable amount of time – including 2 long term periods of living in … Continue reading Beijing Pollution – Not Getting Better

Beijing Pollution – Again…

Beijing Pollution – A Hassle for All Beijing is a great city to visit and experience.  Having said that, the Beijing pollution can be really a problem – coming back from a business trip there, a couple of weeks ago, the environment was certainly not great.  But in a way, that situation was not as … Continue reading Beijing Pollution – Again…

Beijing Pollution – Yet Again a Key Topic

It feels like I just finished writing about this a few minutes ago and here it is – yet another posting on the impact of pollution in Beijing.  This time it is on a very public event – the Beijing marathon.  The article and photos from International Business Times (link here) certainly provides a grim … Continue reading Beijing Pollution – Yet Again a Key Topic

What a way to end 2007… New York Times Article on Beijing’s Air Quality and Impact on the Upcoming 2008 Olympics

Over the last couple of years I have posted several times on the issues related to air quality in Beijing. Overall, and as usual, images say a lot about the situation, but now New York Times has published another article (part of a series) discussing the issues with the current state of air pollution in … Continue reading What a way to end 2007… New York Times Article on Beijing’s Air Quality and Impact on the Upcoming 2008 Olympics

Polution in Beijing and the approaching 2008 Olympics

For those of you who have spent any considerable amount of time in Beijing, it is probably very apparent the issue that is facing the upcoming Olympics — the issue of air pollution. It used to be that the air was filled with smoke in the winter as the farmers around Beijing would burn the … Continue reading Polution in Beijing and the approaching 2008 Olympics

Shanghai Blue Sky

Blue Sky These days it seems to be the norm to be talking about the levels of pollution in China.  Some cities here seems like never get blue sky, so it is exciting to see a bright and sunny day happen. Today is such a day in Shanghai….This morning the sky was clear and eventhough … Continue reading Shanghai Blue Sky

Cost of Living in China and Inconspicuous Consumption

To continue from my previous posting, China (as you probably know by now) has become an economic power – which by itself is a great achievement (given its humble situation in the late 1980s) but one which has come at a great price – heavy pollution – which is visible in the big cities like … Continue reading Cost of Living in China and Inconspicuous Consumption