Canned air is a hot product in Beijing

01/31/2013 | Reuters

A Chinese businessman is selling cans of fresh air to Beijing's smog-choked residents. The cans sell for 80 cents apiece, and a recent dip in air quality has seen commuters buy 8 million cans in a 10-day period. Entrepreneur Chen Guangbiao says he's selling the cans to make a point. "I want to tell mayors, county chiefs and heads of big companies: don't just chase GDP growth, don't chase the biggest profits at the expense of our children and grandchildren and at the cost of sacrificing our ecological environment," Chen says.

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