|dethalternate||Date: Monday, 14-January-2013, 8:00 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
Officials in the Chinese capital Beijing have had to implement emergency measures for the first time to combat pollution which rose to the worst ever at the weekend.
Residents were warned to stay indoors, as the concentration of harmful particles in the air reached up to 45 times the recommended safety levels.
The thick blanket of smog descended on Friday and is being trapped by an area of low pressure.