olivier laude p h o t o
Guangzhou pollution

Despite the drop in coal fumes (the rising standard of living has allowed the majority of city dwellers to buy gas stoves for cooking) which used to choke the city's skies, Guangzhou is now plagued by a new kind of emission, that of vehicles. Recently, the Guangzhou government has reported a few days of Los Angeles-type smog. Pollution is expected to rise dramatically in the next few years in and around Guangzhou.

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