The claim: The Chinese government says that Beijing’s air quality improved sharply in the winter of 2017.
Reality Check verdict: The air quality this winter has been better – but whether or not this is sustainable in the long term is still unclear.
T.wai’s Research Fellow Daniele Brombal (Ca’ Forcari) gives his contribution in BBC China’s article by Li Zheng: “Reality Check: Is Beijing’s air quality better this winter?”
Read the article in English here.
Read the article in Chinese here.
Daniele Brombal is a Research Fellow at T.wai and an Assistant Professor of Chinese language and society at Ca' Foscari University Venice.