Move to Classify Smog as 'Meteorological Disaster' Meets With Derision
(Beijing) — City authorities in Beijing have come under fire over a draft regulation they proposed to local legislators that seeks to classify smog as a "meteorological disaster."
The capital's legislature, the Beijing Municipal People's Congress, released the second revision of the draft document on its official website on Dec. 1. The document explicitly defined smog as a meteorological calamity — along with storms, heat waves and droughts.
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