Xinhua News AgencyDecember 7, 2013 02:02
BEIJING, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Lingering smog in the country's central and eastern regions is expected to end on Dec. 9, according to the China Meteorological Center (NMC).
The NMC has upgraded the alert from a yellow alert to the more serious orange alert for worsening smog in these regions.
Heavy smog swept China's central and eastern regions in early December. Some of the regions experienced three to five days of smog, while Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui and Henan provinces had suffered lingering smog for six consecutive days.