Smog continues in central China

Updated 2018-01-17 10:51:04 Xinhua

Severe smog continued to affect central China's Henan Province on Tuesday, spreading to five more cities in the province, according to the local environmental protection bureau.

The first round of smog to hit the province this year started last Friday and continued to affect the region this week.

As of noon Tuesday, the air quality of nine Henan cities was severely polluted and another eight cities were heavily polluted.

Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan, was among the most polluted cities in the province. Many citizens on the streets of Zhengzhou wore protection masks.

Henan has issued an orange alert for the smog since last Friday. The province is expected to see smog from Jan. 20 to 25 and from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5, according to the provincial environmental protection authorities.

China has a four-tier color-coded warning system for severe weather, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58July 18 2018 03:22:08

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16July 18 2018 03:22:08

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18July 18 2018 03:22:08

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

Most Watched

News:
China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
Video:
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
Photos:
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Travel:
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Lifestyle:
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords