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北京咳 bei

derogatory | Very Popular

Beijing cough

The term "Beijing cough" has been in use since as early as the 1990s among foreigners, many of whom experienced respiratory problems in Beijing's dry and polluted air. But it has become more common as more health problems attributable to the capital's pollution are reported.

Added on Mar 20, 2013 | Last updated on Mar 20, 2013 | 659 Buzzes


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