In the late 1990’s when The Bic was based in Korea, “Yellow Dust” was a regular problem. Especially in the capital Seoul. Named partly as it was a yellow coloured sand, and partly as it blew across from China. The Gobi to be exact.
Arriving North China 2000 he struck the same thing. However,thanks to heavy plantings and better farm husbandry it seemed to be a thing of the past.
Or so we thought as recently it has become problematic again.
Yesterday North China faced another sandstorm.
Even though Shunyi is, relatively speaking, not far from Wangjing and the Olympic Village (mentioned in the slide show) we escaped with just very strong winds.
Maybe mother nature is telling us we are not acting fast enough to her warnings?
This image gallery comes courtesy of Caixinglobal: Grim Skies Over Northern China
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