Shanghai smog level hits new heights

Smog in Chinese metropolis Shanghai hit its highest level since January yesterday. The rise in air pollution prompted schools to ban outdoor activities, and the authorities to limit work at construction sites and factories, as polluted air spread aro
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Smog in Chinese metropolis Shanghai hit its highest level since January yesterday. The rise in air pollution prompted schools to ban outdoor activities, and the authorities to limit work at construction sites and factories, as polluted air spread around the country.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 16, 2015, with the headline 'Shanghai smog level hits new heights'. Print Edition | Subscribe