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Monday, January 14, 2013

China air pollution angers state media

Authorities have warned residents against venturing outside as smog continues to choke Beijing. Source: AAP

ANGER has mounted in China over pollution which reached hazardous levels in recent days, with state media questioning the nation's breakneck development and government transparency over air quality.

State media joined internet users in calling for a re-evaluation of China's modernisation process, which has seen rapid urbanisation and economic development achieved at the expense of the environment.