Beijing Chokes Under Smog After Second Red Alert

December 19, 2015 9:22 AM

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Beijing Chokes Under Smog After Second Red Alert

Pekin, China: Beijing choked under a thick layer of toxic smog today, after the Chinese capital issued its second-ever red alert and put its emergency response plan into action.

The notice from the capital's environmental bureau ordered factories to close and pulled half of all private cars off the streets, among other measures, as extreme levels of pollution in the city's air were observed for the third time this month.

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