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Chinese cities hit hard by smog

(China Daily)    09:23, December 09, 2013
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Chimneys at the Dagang Power Plant in Tianjin, which mainly emit water vapor. PHOTO BY FENG YONGBIN / CHINA DAILY

China's most developed regions were attacked by smog over the weekend.

A total of 104 cities in 20 provinces in and near China's two largest industrial clusters - the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and the Yangtze River Delta region - fell victim to heavy smog that reduced visibility to less than 10 meters in some places, according to the Environmental Protection Ministry.

The situation will gradually improve from Sunday after wind blows away dirty air,