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Chinese TV celebrity's air pollution video stirs online dust-upChinese TV celebrity's air pollution video stirs online dust-up
Jing poses during a portrait photography session in Beijing.Tao Xiaofang — Imaginechina
Jing poses during a portrait photography session in Beijing., Tao Xiaofang — Imaginechina
  • Title
    Freelance journalist
  • Affiliation
    China
  • Age
    40

Smog is a daily phenomenon in every major Chinese city. But until former CCTV reporter Chai Jing released the powerful documentary Under the Dome last year on the causes of gray skies—failed government policies, feckless regulators, corruption—and their effects, including skyrocketing cancer rates, shorter life-spans, and childhood illnesses, China’s middle class had mostly taken it with a shrug. Chai’s 104-minute documentary drew 200 million views online in a week before government censors took it down. It created a groundswell of concern and anger that continues today.

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