China's Victory Day

Beijing Air Pollution Levels Skyrocket After Massive Military Parade

Date of Release: 
Sep 4 2015

And just like that, Beijing's air pollution problem is back.

China's Victory Day was held Thursday,Sept.3 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of World War II's end, marking Japan's defeat. Beijing had such perfect blue skies (nicknamed "military blue") that day, providing the perfect backdrop for the celebration. However, no more than 24 hours after the festivities ended,the blue sky disappear. According to an independent air-quality monitoring results, air pollution levels have risen sharply during the night.

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