Looks like Harbin and Beijing aren’t the only cities affected by smog; add (formerly) beautiful Sanya to that list.
The smog in Sanya, a popular tropical tourist destination in Hainan province, has alarmed locals and tourists who fear that the city’s reputation as a haven from the country’s pollution may be at risk.
Locals reported a blanket of smog hanging over the city for the sixth straight day yesterday. Shop owner Chen Baochun said he had never seen such persistent smog during his 54 years in the city and would be depressing if Sanya became just like any other mainland city.
“But I suppose Sanya can no longer be freed from smog if we don’t tackle air pollution in a collective and comprehensive way,” Chen said, which is weird because that sounds exactly like a policy brief.
The Sanya Land Resources and Environment Bureau believe the smog was caused from emissions from locally owned vehicles (no way!) and pollution wafting from Guangdong and other neighboring regions.
[Image via: South China Morning Post]