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Moon proposes artificial rain with China to clear Seoul air

Pollution worsens to record levels, exceeding New Delhi and Shanghai

Pedestrians cross a street against a background of smog in Seoul on March 5.
Pedestrians cross a street against a background of smog in Seoul on March 5.   © Kyodo

SEOUL -- With the South Korean capital's air quality deteriorating to a never-before-seen level, President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday instructed ministries to draw up countermeasures such as artificial rain, in coordination with China, which is seen as a primary culprit.

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