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Beijing choked by worst dust storm in decade – ABC News

While Beijing often faces sandstorms in March and April due to its proximity to the massive Gobi Desert, the country’s weather service says this year’s weather…



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The Chinese capital Beijing has been shrouded in thick brown dust due to heavy winds blowing in from the Gobi Desert and parts of north-western China and creating what the weather bureau has called the biggest sandstorm in a decade.
Key points:

  • Beijing is hit by dust storms annually due to deforestation and its proximity to the Gobi Desert
  • A fifth of flights in and out of the Chinese capital’s airports were cancelled on Monday due to severe smog
  • Pollution has shrouded Beijing and surrounding areas…

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