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The sights of Chinese New Year in Taiwan
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Pollution in Ten Worst Chinese Cities vs. Ten Worst US Cities.
PM2.5 is a technical term for microscopic particles about one thirtieth the width of a human hair. PM2.5 particuate pollution comes mostly from burning fossil fuels. It is extremely damaging to human health because the tiny particles have the ability to enter lung and blood tissue and can lead to asthma, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
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Chillaxing in Beijing
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Added some wildlife and park shots to my Taipei 2014 album.
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Excellent! Great timing. The turtle looks ready to fall off.
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Based on data collected for 2,028 days between April 2008 and March 2014, only 25 days were considered “good” by U.S. standards.

China has its own standard for what constitutes a “good” or a “hazardous” day. When China Real Time held the data to the Chinese standard, it found 380 “good” days over the same period.

The wide discrepancy is because the U.S. has tighter standards for concentrations of PM2.5 — tiny particulate matter measuring less than 2.5 microns in length that are harmful to human health. The U.S. limit for a “good” day is a PM2.5 concentration of no more than 12 micrograms per cubic meter. By comparison, China’s limit for a “good” day is 34 micrograms per cubic meter.
Beijing residents finally have the answer to one of the city’s greatest mysteries: How often is the air polluted?
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Lawyer for an Internet Company in Beijing
Introduction
Currently living Beijing and working as a lawyer for an Internet company.
Bragging rights
Solo bike tour of Sichuan and Yunnan - http://www.feichangdao.com/biketrip
Education
  • Grinnell College
    Chinese Studies, 1987 - 1992
  • Stanford Law School
    Juris Doctor, 1995 - 1998
  • Nanjing University
    Language Program, 1989 - 1989
  • Inter-University Program, Taipei, Taiwan
    Language Program, 1992 - 1993
  • Central High School, Champaign, Illinois
    1982 - 1987
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