China has issued a red alert for air pollution. There was a "brief break from lingering smog" on Monday morning, but skies were grey again by evening. "The smog is forecast to last until Sunday in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei, as well as other neighboring regions." Some schools organized internet "live-streaming classes" for students in Xi'an so they would not have to venture outdoors.
Opinion: Translation, a critical part of activism and cybernationalism in China, reveals the distinctions between one political group and another
"The fact that Little Pink patriots attempt to display their slogans and emojis in both Chinese and English is revealing," writes Guobin Yang. "They did not have to use English to protest against their Taiwanese targets, who understand Chinese perfectly well. The adoption of the English language is a gesture to the world, perhaps a cry for global attention."
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