A woman walks at a new commercial complex amid heavy haze in Beijing February 20, 2014. The Chinese government's failure to take emergency steps over the weekend to rein in pollution was ... more 
A woman walks at a new commercial complex amid heavy haze in Beijing February 20, 2014. The Chinese government's failure to take emergency steps over the weekend to rein in pollution was "indefensible," state media said on Monday, in a rare show of defiance after several days of thick smog once again blanketed the capital, Beijing. The criticism will be a concern for the stability-obsessed government, which is keen to be seen as tough on pollution as affluent city dwellers weary of a growth-at-all-costs economic model that has tainted much of China's air, water and soil. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS) less 
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Thu, Feb 20, 2014 8:25 AM EST