Beijing issues second red alert on pollution

  • A little more than a week after the first pollution red alert, authorities in Beijing have now issued a second warning. Media reports quoted the Beijing Meteorological Service as saying Beijing will be engulfed by hazardous smog which will begin on Saturday and will last till Tuesday. The National Meteorological Centre said that the smog will affect a large area from Xian, located in central China, to Harbin in northeast.