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    Chinese Air Pollution

    It looks like Beijing Officials have solved the air pollution problem.

    Beijing Destroys Barbecue Grills To Cut Air Pollution, Sparking Criticism Among Citizens




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    Man, they must barbeque the **** out of stuff.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Man, they must barbeque the **** out of stuff.
    I didn't know my wife was barbecuing in China so often.



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    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Having been there I can tell you, you can smell the air, you can feel the air, you can taste the air. The flavor is definitely not barbeque.



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    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    One of the most interesting things to me is the difference of opinion between Chinese nationals who grew up in China and Americans who have visited China. I have heard on more than one occasion from international students that, and I paraphrase, "the pollution isn't bad at all. This is just American media propaganda."

    Seemingly contradicted by the post above, and who visit and say, that the air tastes metallic and that you wouldn't believe the stuff you blow out of your nose after a day in public.

    I don't know, I've never visited, but people seem adamant in pointing this out or defending it.


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    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Oh please ... this is just another example of your typical left/right wing propaganda.


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    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Quote Originally Posted by GrindingAway View Post
    Having been there I can tell you, you can smell the air, you can feel the air, you can taste the air. The flavor is definitely not barbeque.
    I can vouch for this. There are days you can't see the buildings across the street from you. When it rains, any exposed skin can actually start to tingle.



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    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Quote Originally Posted by aute19 View Post
    One of the most interesting things to me is the difference of opinion between Chinese nationals who grew up in China and Americans who have visited China. I have heard on more than one occasion from international students that, and I paraphrase, "the pollution isn't bad at all. This is just American media propaganda."

    Seemingly contradicted by the post above, and who visit and say, that the air tastes metallic and that you wouldn't believe the stuff you blow out of your nose after a day in public.

    I don't know, I've never visited, but people seem adamant in pointing this out or defending it.
    Opinions aside... air pollution levels are measurable. And these measurements show cities in China have very bad air pollution. That isn't propaganda, its science!



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    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Quote Originally Posted by aute19 View Post
    One of the most interesting things to me is the difference of opinion between Chinese nationals who grew up in China and Americans who have visited China. I have heard on more than one occasion from international students that, and I paraphrase, "the pollution isn't bad at all. This is just American media propaganda."

    Seemingly contradicted by the post above, and who visit and say, that the air tastes metallic and that you wouldn't believe the stuff you blow out of your nose after a day in public.

    I don't know, I've never visited, but people seem adamant in pointing this out or defending it.
    It depends where you are. The whole nation isn't like the pictures above. Beijing/Tianjin area is as bad as advertised. Could barely see across the street and the people I was with said it was actually pretty good compared to normal.



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    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    having the sun be blood red until almost noon was rather disturbing while in Beijing, that and the fact you could look directly into the sun at any time of day



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    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Also note that most Chinese nationals think Tiananmen square was made up by the US government. When the Chinese government tells them the air isn't that bad they don't question it.



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    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Quote Originally Posted by GrindingAway View Post
    Also note that most Chinese nationals think Tiananmen square was made up by the US government. When the Chinese government tells them the air isn't that bad they don't question it.
    And most have not traveled elsewhere, so they have no frame of reference.



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    Re: Chinese Air Pollution

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNorth View Post
    Oh please ... this is just another example of your typical left/right wing propaganda.
    Idiot



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