Beijing air pollution

Photo | 2013-01-18

Beijing made news headlines around the world last week due to recent, shocking air pollution levels. While China will walk a long, hard road before it reaches the land of crisp, clean, blue skies, our campaigner Zhou Rong is cautiously optimistic about the future. "Particularly on information disclosure, we've seen in recent times the public, media and NGOs come together to demand transparency, which has really triggered a big change. But we've also noticed that when it comes to the real health impacts of air pollution, the Chinese public has very limited knowledge. Only once there's real understanding of how harmful air pollution is, can concern turn into pressure and momentum to make real change."

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