China has been facing pressure from several US based health organizations as well as from WHO to look into this matter urgently as China is the massive contributor to global carbon pollution. It is not only impairing the normal healthy life of the people of China but is also contributing to the overall causes of global warming. UN has appealed China and its government to take strong and prominent actions immediately so that air pollution and reduction in particulate matter in the atmospheric air can be reduced. The government of China is taking steps to check the issue (OECD 498). The old vehicles which are considered as one of the major cuase of pollution in China are taken off the road and the remaining will be removed by the year 2017. Alternative energy sources has been prescribed to replace coal and set-up are under construction or has already operating to reduce the particulate matter in the air the main reason for haze and road accidents in beijing and in other parts of China. Factories have been removed from the cities to locations outside the city in order to prevent the toxic gases to mingle with the city air. But it is very difficult to act faster as rapid industrialization in China as labour cost is extremely low, which has added to the problem further. But if the government of China do not take immediate actions, the country might face other big shocks as a result of ever increasing toxic gases and particulate matters in the atmospheric air of the cities where population is high.
In the year 2015 on December 7th, schools were closed and people were restricted for travelling via road as the city of Beijing was covered with a thick blanket of smog and the government tried to protect approximately 21 million people from the ill effects of air pollution (Socolow and Lam 29). The unusual weather condition of the city is another major reason which worsens the air pollution condition of the city. The fine particulate matter that comes out as a result of vehicular emission from the chimneys of factories is the major cause of visibility impairment in Beijing and also threatens the normal health of the city people. Certain measures were taken during the Beijing Olympic to improve the outdoor air condition in order to have more blue sky visibility during the event (Greenpeace).