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Air pollution spikes to dangerously high levels in Beijing
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 9:22 PM EST
Air pollution has reached dangerously high levels in China's capital, where the concentration of toxic small particles registered more than two dozen times the level considered safe.
Serious air pollution plagues most major Chinese cities, where environmental protection has been long sacrificed for the sake of economic development. In recent years, China has beefed up regulations to fight pollution.
Beijing authorities say the severe pollution is likely to continue through Friday.