Who needs readings when you can see the soot?
Though the Chinese government measures air quality, it doesn’t publicize them. According to a source in the Chinese EPA, the figures are not released because:
…the time is not ripe.
Why is the time not “ripe”? The anonymous source [from China’s EPA] says:
If we were required to implement PM2.5 air quality standards, many places would exceed standards by a large margin
If the enviros really wanted to do something for the environment — as opposed to simply imposing totalitarianism — they’d lobby China to enact and implement a Clean Air Act.