A visitor stretches her arms as she looks over the Forbidden City through severe haze in Beijing Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. People refused to venture outdoors and buildings disappeared into Beijing's murky skyline on Sunday as the capital's air quality went off the index.

A visitor stretches her arms as she looks over the Forbidden City through severe haze in Beijing Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. People refused to venture outdoors and buildings disappeared into Beijing's murky skyline on Sunday as the capital's air quality went off the index.

Air pollution across China is forcing authorities to cancel flights, close highways and suspend work at some factories. Guest host Tom Gjelten of NPR and his guests explore the cost of growth in China.

Guests

  • Alex Wang expert of Chinese environmental law at The University of California, Berkeley
  • Yanzhong Huang senior fellow for global health, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Jennifer Turner Director, China Environment Forum, The Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Kenneth Lieberthal senior fellow and director of the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings Institution. He's co-author of "Barack Obama: Barack Obama's Foreign Policy."

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Joel Klein: “Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools”

Wednesday, Nov 19 2014Joel Klein served as the chancellor of the New York City Department of Education for eight years. In a new book called "Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools," he recounts his experience as head of the nation's largest school district and explains his vision for how to solve the problems plaguing our education system.