BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 16:  (CHINA OUT) The LED screen shows the rising sun on the Tiananmen Square which is shrouded with heavy smog on January 16, 2014 in Beijing, China. Beijing Municipal Government issued a yellow smog alert this morning.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)


If you want to witness the sunrise on your trip to Beijing, you'll have do it via a giant screen as the dangerous smog levels have forced the Chinese capital to show the normally natural event on TV.

The LED screen shows the rising sun on Tiananmen Square as heavy smog shrouds Beijing.

Beijing Municipal Government issued a yellow smog alert this week as the severe smog was reported as the worst China has seen since January 2013.

Air pollution topped 20 times the World Health Organisation's recommended exposure levels.

According to Metro, traffic officer Zhang said: "The smog has gotten worse in the last two to three years.

"I often cough, and my nose is always irritated. But what can you do? I drink more water to help my body discharge the toxins."



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