The Chinese Premier showed his ‘solidarity’ with the people by walking outside to demonstrate that he cares about air quality. The tragedy of this ‘air disaster’, with readings often hundreds of times higher than safe levels, is that it’s not just ‘smoke’.
It’s highly toxic and laden with all the stuff China has preferred to ignore coming out of chimneys for the last 25 years. And hey, we live on ONE planet. That smog WILL come to you and it WILL drop onto your land when it rains.