Smog descends on Beijing, near regions

BEIJING: The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and its nearby areas have been shrouded in smog since Wednesday due to seasonal changes and poor atmospheric circulation, although air quality is expected to improve from Sunday, according to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment.
Shijiazhuang in Hebei Province, in particular, saw moderate air pollution, with the concentration of hazardous PM2.5 airborne particles standing at 147 micrograms per cubic meter as of 3 p.m. Saturday, the ministry said. – Agencies