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China's Smog Red Alert Risks Raising Hopes for Pollution Fix

  • Beijing's red alert likely to remain in effect until Thursday
  • Smog blanketing northern China linked to fatal car pileup
The Cost of China's 'Airpocalypse'

In issuing the first red alert over pollution levels in Beijing, Chinese authorities left themselves in a bind -- acknowledging the severity of the problem while raising expectations they have a plan to clear the skies.

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