华媒体:雾霾有好处 加强军事防御 美友赞同
Chinese air pollution has been in the headlines for some time now. Earlier this year Beijing announced a massive program that would need 1.7 trillion yuan in investment over the next five years to tackle its smog problem.
While headlines about cancer villages and the other side effects of China's pollution debacle continue, and Beijing does seem to be taking the issue seriously, Chinese state media is searching hard for a silver lining.
Citing a report from a nationalist newspaper, South China Morning Post points to an article that tries desperately to put a positive spin on China's air pollution. The article argues that the smog strengthens Chinese military defense. From S C M P:
“Smog may affect people’s health and daily lives … but on the battlefield, it can serve as a defensive advantage in military operations,” said an article on the website of Global Times, a nationalist newspaper affiliated to the Communist Party’s mouthpiece the People’s Daily
"Missile guidance that relies on human sight, infrared rays and lasers could be affected by smog in varying degrees
, the article said. It explained that tiny particles in the air contributing to air pollution could hinder missile guidance systems.