Thursday, January 22, 2015

Smoked bacon 'to blame' for China city's smog

My Paper, Thursday, January 22, 2015, Page A8, Top Stories
From http://epaper.mypaper.sg/emnd/fvxen/fvxp/fvxpress.php?param=2015-01-22
Source Website: http://mypaper.sg/top-stories/smoked-bacon-blame-china-citys-smog-20150122
By China Daily/Asia News Network, mypaper, myp@sph.com.sg, Published on Jan 22, 2015


While experts point to car emissions and city construction for causing foul air, a government official in a southwest China city has laid the blame on people making smoked bacon.
PHOTO: While experts point to car emissions and city construction for causing foul air, a government official in a southwest China city has laid the blame on people making smoked bacon.
Posted by Xinhua (China.org.cn) on January 16, 2015
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DAZHOU, CHINA
AN OFFICIAL of the Dazhou Environment Protection Bureau in Sichuan province has blamed the smoking of bacon as one of the causes of the smog plaguing the city since the new year.

The claim has triggered mixed reactions online, as many locals regard the smoking of bacon as a traditional method of preserving pork for Chinese New Year.

On Sina Weibo, China's Twitter-like microblogging platform, some netizens mocked the official's theory, saying Dazhou's air should then smell like bacon.

It is not the first time that officials have suggested controversial (arguable) explanations for the smog.

In October, environmental watchdogs in Beijing and Henan province blamed the smog on farmers burning straw, an agricultural practice with a long history.

By China Daily/Asia News Network, mypaper, myp@sph.com.sg, Published on Jan 22, 2015



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