January 2017: China Issues First-Ever Smog Red Alert
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of January 2017.
1. Deadly Attack at Istanbul Nightclub 2. French Law: Right to Disconnect 3. Britain's Ivan Rogers Resigns 4. China Issues First-Ever Smog Red Alert 5. Israeli Soldier Convicted of Manslaughter 6. Volkswagen Executive Arrested for Conspiracy 7. Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Dies
- China Issues First-Ever Smog Red Alert
- On Jan. 3, 2017, China issues its first-ever nationwide red alert for smog. A chronic problem, air pollution gets so bad in Beijing and other cities across northern and central China that authorities are forced to delay flights and close highways. Twenty-four cities are currently on red alert for smog, while an additional 21 are on orange alert.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Andy Wong, File
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