Source: cnn.com Beijing Goes Blue For A Day—This Is What China Can Look Like Under A Clean Sky. 2015-09-09 Wed 2015-09-09 Wed China, particularly Beijing, has gained notorious reputation for poor air quality and an overall polluted environment. However, the basis for that reputation was lifted for nearly 24 hours during a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in World War II. So what was the secret for this “brand new day” for Beijing? As reported in the LA Times, officials in Beijing placed precautionary restrictions on traffic and factory operations in order to optimize conditions for the parade. These measures included instructing registered vehicles to only be driven every other day and for air-polluting industries to cut back for two weeks. The result? As seen below, some unfamiliar but welcome crystal clear skies! Apparently, air quality levels dropped drastically after the operations were halted (less than a day later), but we were left with some nice glimpses at potential scenery. Source: cnn.com Source: cnn.com Source: cnn.com Source: cnn.com Source: cnn.com Source: cnn.com Source: cnn.com By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:After 'military parade blue' skies, pollution returns to Beijing / What Beijing looks like on a gloriously clear day / Blue sky vanishes immediately after Beijing's massive parade Tags: Beijing / China / Clear sky / Environment / Skies grape Japan Travel Beijing Goes Blue For A Day—This Is What China Can Look Like Under A Clean Sky. Related Article Sexy Enough For Media? Environment Minister Koizumi’s “Sexy” Comment In Context An Artistic (And Hilarious) Way To Get People Out Of The Shower – And It’s For A Good Cause Furry Pandas Playing On A Slide Is Everything You Ever Wanted In Life Japanese Kit Kats Promote Switch To Paper Packaging With Sending Them As Origami Messages World’s Largest Anime Figure “Evangelion Unit 01” Awakened In Shanghai How To Keep Our Streets Clean? This Clever Project Is Helping Prevent Littering.