Beijing dust blanket lifted by strong winds

A dense dust storm that choked Beijing residents has been blown away by powerful winds after 36 hours.

“I see that the air is a lot cleaner now. In the morning, if you don’t wear a face mask when breathing, you’ll have an entire mouthful of dirt,” said Beijing office worker Sun Haiyan.

“If you speak then you’ll have a mouthful of sand, that’s for sure. It feels as if I’m constantly trying to brush off an entire layer of dust out of my ears that I have accumulated,” Sun said.

Beijing was buried in airborne dirt for 36 hours. One resident said it was the worst dust storm in 10 years.

Air quality measurements showed dust-sized particles at 20 times the suggested safe concentration.

Beijing is choked by dust each spring, when winds crossing the Gobi Desert collect sand and dump it in the city.

 
 
 
 
 

What Trump Is Doing to Solve the North Korean Crisis

What Trump Is Doing to Solve the North Korean Crisis
President Donald Trump is running an unprecedented pressure campaign against North Korea in an attempt to avoid war ...
READ MORE >
 

Former North Korean Official: Dissent Is Growing

Former North Korean Official: Dissent Is Growing
A high level North Korean defector shed light on the brutality of Kim Jong Un's regime and its ...
READ MORE >
 
US

FBI Knew of Russian Bribes Before Obama Admin Ok’d Nuclear Deals with Moscow

FBI Knew of Russian Bribes Before Obama Admin Ok’d Nuclear Deals with Moscow
The FBI had intelligence on a Russian bribery, kickback, extortion, and money laundering scheme on U.S. soil aimed ...
READ MORE >
 
UK

OECD Report: Brexit Reversal Would Be ‘Positive’ for UK Economy

OECD Report: Brexit Reversal Would Be ‘Positive’ for UK Economy
The UK got a controversial financial report card on Monday from an organisation that represents many of the ...
READ MORE >
 

Dine at the Michelin 3-Star Cantonese Restaurant One of 4 in the World

Dine at the Michelin 3-Star Cantonese Restaurant One of 4 in the World
Hong Kong, a tightly packed metropolis, has a whopping 14,000 restaurants! Hard to pick one? Go around and ...
READ MORE >