Beijing has had blue skies for the last several days. More than usual. It's lovely.
Yesterday I ran into a friend and we both remarked on the beautiful day that was beckoning us outside, and that we've seen more beautiful days this year than we did last year. We're not the only ones who have noticed the trend.
The economic downturn has resulted in fewer exports from China, which has caused factories all around the country, including the areas around Beijing, to shut down. Fewer factories mean less emissions. And blue skies.
We're enjoying the blue skies.