Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has made clear his love of China, but this is ridiculous: Friday, when the local air-quality index (AQI) was about 300, Zuckerberg and his team decided to go for a run in Beijing.
For those of you who are less familiar with the AQI, it means the air they took in was either "very unhealthy" or "hazardous." Unless, they wore any special sort of nasal air filters.
"Very unhealthy" air means that it can cause "increased aggravation of heart or lung disease and premature mortality in persons with cardiopulmonary disease and the elderly; increased respiratory effects in general population," according to U.S. Department of State's Mission China project.
(And if they were wearing nasal filters, that's a problem: they don't really work.)