By Beth Main
‘I love our city, but I refuse to be a human vacuum cleaner’ say netizens.
In the wake of the smog hovering over many of China’s cities this week, netizens are speaking out about air pollution and the government’s responsibility to deal with it. Fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5) has become a trending word on Weibo and sales of face masks and air purifiers are as off the charts as pollution levels themselves. But hospitals are still filling up with respiratory problems.
Residents are struggling with their love-hate relationship to Beijing, a city where ‘I’m holding your hand but I can’t see you’. This week no one is going outside without the latest fashion accessory, a face mask…