Tag: Tangshan

Persimmons, China and Smog

Dried persimmon are a delightfully sweet staple for Chinese New Year in Northern China

Dried persimmon are a delightfully sweet staple for Chinese New Year in Northern China

Persimmons are a staple Chinese New Year item in Northern China. Persimmons look similar to a tomato but taste sweet. Chinese villages grow them and dry them for some much needed fruit during the winter. Persimmons evoke a feeling of happiness that is difficult to describe, and can be called a comfort food. Grown and dried outside, in the presence of heavy smog, any fruit or vegetable will look bad, and persimmon is no different. Persimmon grown in heavy smog is not fit to consume.

Chinese Students Write Exam Outside in Polluted Air

Students forced to write exams on their school field in suburban Tangshan, Hebei province, when the government closed their school. Terrible.

Students forced to write exams on their school field in suburban Tangshan, Hebei province, when the government closed their school. Terrible.

I‘m not sure why the principal of this school would believe that it is Ok to force students to write their exams outside on their field, when the government closed their school. Some people don’t think. I would be livid if this happened to my kids.

Why would the principal of the school defy government orders for the school closure? He should be reprimanded for risking the health of the students.