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MagazineMar 4, 2015
Awareness of the dangers of Beijing's skies is on the rise, thanks to growing data on its air quality. Rising public discontent over the state of the environment has proved a powerful catalyst for change amid signs the government is starting to take the environment seriously. China will "declare war on pollution," Premier Li Keqiang told parliament in an opening address in 2014. A tougher environmental law took effect on January 1 this year.
A combination picture shows China Central Radio and Television Tower (CCTV Tower) on a sunny day (L) and a polluted day in Beijing. Pictures taken December 19, 2014 (L) and January 15, 2015 (R). KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS