Beijing has struggled with record air pollution this year, which has blotted out the sun, grounded flights, and affected the health and quality of life of millions. Here are some measures that China is taking to deal with the thick smog:

  • Gaining leverage over the smog by lending it enormous amounts of money
  • Compressing pollution into plastic ice cube trays and corn holders to sell to Americans
  • Ending use of gas-powered desks in all government buildings
  • Shooting dead any Tibetan before they have a chance to self-immolate and further pollute air
  • Asking ancestors to blow away smog with some sort of spirit wind or whatever
  • Building sweatshops to create millions and millions of tiny plastic fans
  • Planting a tree somewhere
  • Informing the populace that there is no smog