The Chinese government is trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the public there -- at least when it comes to smog.
Air pollution in the country has become unbearable in some regions, forcing the closure of schools and hampering many daily activities. Nonetheless, the spin doctors with the Chinese government recently published a list highlighting the benefits of smog.
According to a Time magazine translator, Global Times listed the following benefits of smog:
1. It unifies the Chinese people.
2. It makes China more equal.
3. It raises citizen awareness of the cost of China’s economic development.
4. It makes people funnier.
5. It makes people more knowledgeable (of things like meteorology and the English word haze).