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Why american athletes wear air masks in Beijing [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2008-8-6 19:19:00 |Display all floors
Originally posted by voterigger at 2008-8-6 18:44


Well done! With an IQ slightly less impressive than that of an ant, you have dismissed anyone wearing a facemask as a moron. Alas, plenty of people wear face masks in China every day - from str ...



wearing that face bras inside  beijing airport  and not wearing them inside us airport during departure where the air is much worse is a moronic act , retards.

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Post time 2008-8-6 19:24:21 |Display all floors
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Post time 2008-8-6 19:33:12 |Display all floors
this was the rejected face mask design for the recent batman movie.
next time go the nearest beijing pharmacy, you can have your appropriate face mask there.

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Post time 2008-8-6 19:48:32 |Display all floors

Is Beijing's air quality that much different from american cities?

Apparently so. The pictures from Beijing over the last week or so have certainly looked a lot cleaner than similar pictures taken in the weeks previously. You can see the sky for a start.

All cities are dirty though with air quality substantially less than smaller settlements. Picking your nose and pulling something black out is not a sign of good air quality (As happens in London for example).

Talking of London, that city had a killer smog in 1952 that took the lives of a few thousand Londoners and led to the creation of environmental laws like the Clean Air Act and the restriction of using certain 'dirty' fuels, like coal.

According to British athletes though, most of them won't wear masks (Although some might) as they're not that concerned about the air quality, but are more concerned with the heat and humidity which is very different to what they are used to.

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Post time 2008-8-6 19:58:33 |Display all floors
Originally posted by soapdodger at 2008-8-6 21:27
Nice job. They're only off the plane for a few minutes and already you are insulting the foreign athletes at the most media intense worldwide spectacle that China has ever known.


Ronglimeng is in Canada, he was having a dig at his US neighbours and therefore he is not provoking an anti-China reaction.

I am inclined to partially agree with Ronglimeng that the mask wearing was a silly bit of "gamesmanship".
That's not to deny that there's a potential pollution issue, even the Chinese authorities acknowledge that (by their banning of cars and shutting down of factories) but the mask thing was just a bit over the top.
Wiser would have been to keep the mask in the pocket and only put it on if there was an obvious problem or bad reaction to the air quality.
"他不是救星, 他是一个非常淘气男孩" - Monty Python

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Post time 2008-8-6 22:40:08 |Display all floors
western media always broadcast wrong inforamtion of china to their people.
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