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Beijing smog: Red alert as people told to stay inside

Schools in Beijing are closed and outdoor construction halted as the Chinese capital's first ever pollution "red alert" came into effect.

The government said it issued the alert to protect public health and reduce air pollution.

The BBC's Carrie Gracie reports from Beijing.

  • 08 Dec 2015
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