Does anti-smog war in China have a silver lining? This is the biggest question hovering into the minds of every Chinese and even people living in different parts of the world.
If analyzed with various perspectives figuring out rational logics and magnitude of pragmatic efforts to take the space back encroached by smog (a toxic air pollutant posing health hazards), answer is quite affirmative.
No wonder smog has topped in the list of stressful worries for China. Everyone seems nervy on creeping hazy wrap. Cities especially Beijing and 21 others like Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan and Zhengzhou across north and central China wear thick sheet of smog. Mask-wearing people are spotted everywhere. Various alerts (red, yellow and orange) among 4-tiers of warning system are enough to give sleepless nights in winter. Educational institutions, for some days, are shut down. Moratorium is often imposed on numbers of cars plying on roads. Those violating environmental standards face heavy fines. Even plug is pulled from some coal-fired industries. Undoubtedly, smog crises run high setting livewire tension soaring with every passing day.