06 Dec '11, 7am

Chinese go online to vent anger over pollution

BEIJING: Millions of Chinese went online Tuesday to vent their anger over the thick smog that has blanketed Beijing in recent days, raising health fears and causing hundreds of flights to be cancelled. Sales of face masks were reported to have surged as residents of China's heavily polluted capital sought to protect themselves from the air, which US embassy figures ranked "very unhealthy". Beijing's main airport cancelled hundreds of flights due to the poor visibility on Sunday and Monday, angering passengers at the world's second-busiest airport. Visibility had improved by Tuesday, but 80 domestic and 10 international flights had been cancelled by midday due to light snow. Users of Sina's weibo -- one of China's hugely popular microblogging sites -- expressed frustration at the delays to their journeys, with one saying it had taken him 24 hours to travel to Beijing from t...

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