Dec11200811:05 pm

To smog or blue skies?

Blogging will be from China for the next nine days, as I leave tomorrow on a Georgetown College Dean’s delegation to Shanghai and Beijing.  We’ll be engaging several Chinese universities (Fudan, Beijing, and Renmin, to name a few) in various partnerships and outreach activities. More on all that once I’m there.

For now, the first of what will undoubtedly be several James Fallows references.  Fallows has, for the Atlantic and for the past two years, chronicled anything and everything about China and his life there, including the state of pollution in Beijing.  Here’s to hoping for skies a little like this, on September 12:

I’m not necessarily hopeful, though, given the state of the skies in Beijing today:

I suppose we shall see. Until China.

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