Beijing’s air pollution has finally gotten so bad, children are staying home from school…and the government is finally “admitting” their air quality sucks. 

The world’s media is praising the government’s transparency. I find this pretty funny, considering the smog is so bad it’s hard to see the city.

China’s middle class was reportedly provoked to speak out by the US Embassy providing the city’s gagging inhabitants hourly air quality information via Twitter. Look for China to return the favor in Los Angeles.