Beijing is notorious for smog. Its thick, covers the city and is incredibly unhealthy.
So when China was preparing for a major military parade they went to drastic lengths to make sure the backdrop was a beautiful blue sky.
They shut down factories for days, banned cars, etc. It worked too. However once the parade ended so did the bans.
Beijing went back to normal and the Chinese military censored pictures of the blue skies from the internet!
Sorry people of China…no blue skies for you!
Check it out:
Beijing (CNN)- Well, that was quick.
Less than 24 hours after the end of China’s massive military parade, Beijing is back to its usual smoggy self.
Residents woke up Friday morning to find the crystal blue skies that graced the city nearly two weeks suddenly gone — in their place, the familiar sight and smell of dour gray pollution clouds.