So, about that fake sunrise in Beijing
Yesterday…it’s not quite what you think. Oh, the scene in the photo is quite real (and recent), and the pollution in Beijing is quite bad. It’s just that the Chinese government hasn’t resorted to showing a fake sunrise because its citizens can no longer see a real one. Instead, the display is merely part of a video promoting tourism in Shandong province, and it’s not on the screen for very long.
This isn’t the dystopian vision that Western news outlets reported yesterday. But still, the irony is hard to pass up, no?