Haze in China
Contemporary Issues, first prize singles
December 10, 2015
A cloud of smog hangs over Tianjin, in northeastern China.
Tianjin, the fourth most populous city in China, is an industrial and logistics hub. Its port forms a gateway to the national capital, Beijing. Hazardous smog blanketing China’s northeast triggered red alerts in a number of cities throughout the month, including Beijing and Tianjin. Schools were advised to stop classes, and people were told to stay inside and restrict vehicle use.
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