Would it be gauche of me to accessorize my usual military attire with a gas mask?
Venereal diseases, unemployment, and stinky tofu are better than war, too, as are a myriad of other terrible things which are utterly unrelated to air quality. What's your point, @OOO? Should we ignore the more accurate air quality readings because they're published by war-mongering imperialist scum?
单独子儿 mate, no one talked about the USA as warmongers
Read between the lines:
bad air is much better than war
Unless OOO was referring to the US, this observation is a non sequitur.
I'm not sure what to make of your question, either, @Cheng, unless it's merely rhetorical. My actual preference is that Beijing resemble the setting of a dystopian science fiction story as much as is possible without wiping out all sentient life. In cyberpunk, corrupt totalitarian plutocracy is practically a fucking given.
I hate the environment.