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Put up with this air pollution? You've got to be choking

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I've almost completed the checklist for my Beijing journey. From Beijing duck, and a palace walk to Beijing's food street, I've finally arrived at the "Beijing cough" _ the one thing on the list that no one wants to tick. 

The Chinese capital city's official air quality monitors reported that the density of fine particles of PM2.5 went up to 900mg/m3 last Saturday. The 900 level was dubbed as "crazily bad". The safe daily level is only 25mg/m3, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The air turned soupy and Beijing was smothered in a dense smog. Some citizens even mockingly said that the air pollution rendered a romantic scene _ "I can surely feel you, but cannot see you."

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