Blue sky billboard in smoggy Beijing

Reddit user D3cker posted this amazing photo of an electronic billboard showing a gorgeous blue sky in a smoggy Beijing square. No idea if the photo is original to D3cker or whether it's been shooped, but it's pretty sweet contrast, and plays neatly into the China-is-collapsing narrative.

Beijing Tv Sky.

Update: In the comments, m1ck3y posts, "The picture is real—it's from the Atlantic Magazine article China's Toxic City. This particular photo eerily looks like a screencap from Blade Runner."

(Image: China's Toxic Sky, Feng Li/Getty Images)

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  1. The video screen is like the sun,
    Wherever it shines, it is bright.
    Wherever the video screen is,
    Hurrah, there the people are liberated!

  2. cbm says:

    Very "Brazil"

  3. This is what happens when the only thing that matters is productivity. Welcome to your Libertarian, free from all "strangling regulation" utopia.

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