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Man sells canned fresh air in China

Posted on Thursday, 31 January, 2013 | Comment icon 34 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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In a statement about China's worsening smog crisis, one entrepreneur is selling cans of fresh air.

With a fortune worth more than $740 million, Chen Guangbiao is no stranger to charitable and nationalistic publicity stunts. Having made headlines in the past for showering earthquake victims with bank notes, videoing a car driving over him and giving away 5000 bicycles to discourage driving, Mr. Chen has responded to China's worsening pollution problems by selling cans of fresh air to members of the public.

For a mere five yuan buyers can pick from a number of varieties including pristine Tibet, post-industrial Taiwan and revolutionary Yan'an. "If we don't start caring for the environment then after 20 or 30 years our children and grandchildren might be wearing gas masks and carry oxygen tanks," said Chen.

"The concentration of airborne PM 2. 5 particulates - the smallest and most deadly - went off the chart in the early hours of this morning for the second time this month, according to pollution gauge at the American Embassy in Beijing."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #25 Posted by King Fluffs on 1 February, 2013, 12:13
Clever man.
Comment icon #26 Posted by chopmo on 1 February, 2013, 22:30
I wonder if he needs an international fresh air mine *imagines days on end running around the backyard drunk off of profit with a can filling it yelling "get in here air"*
Comment icon #27 Posted by Lady Annabella on 2 February, 2013, 3:18
Just like the Lorax movie !
Comment icon #28 Posted by ReddWolfe on 6 February, 2013, 3:02
this shows how poluted our society is becoming. if this continues we might have to where gas masks 24/7.
Comment icon #29 Posted by ali smack on 6 February, 2013, 17:27
sounds like a cool idea to me
Comment icon #30 Posted by Shayde on 6 February, 2013, 20:32
This isn't the first time this commodity been sold like this. I dimly recall seeing on a shelf in Glasgow Airport many, mmmaaannnyyy moons ago tins with a tartan cover, proclaiming they contained pure Highland air. Pretty sure it might have been designed as a joke....!
Comment icon #31 Posted by King Cobra 1408 on 8 February, 2013, 3:06
If China has terrible air, and he has an abundance of clean air, then yes, he owns it, and is fit to sell it as he wishes. If they don't want to pay him, they can breathe the terrible air. Nothing is free, sadly. your wrong things are free i still say its should be free i don't know where you get your information or even get that idea from.you would pay to breath air wtf?move to china then if you agree
Comment icon #32 Posted by H132 on 8 February, 2013, 21:04
Makes me think I can sell cans of my own farts to people with gas shortages.
Comment icon #33 Posted by and then on 9 February, 2013, 16:13
your wrong things are free i still say its should be free i don't know where you get your information or even get that idea from.you would pay to breath air wtf?move to china then if you agree I was in Beijing for 5 days in December 2000. The smog from the coal stoves and heaters was so bad it stung my eyes and throat and gave me a dull headache so YEAH, I'd pay for air when the free kind was that nasty. It was AWFUL!
Comment icon #34 Posted by -M7 on 2 September, 2013, 0:59
That pollution has definitely gotten out of hand if they're doing insane things such as this instead of actually fixing the problem.


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