Air pollution has reached dangerous levels recently that have been disrupting daily life in China. On December 19th, 2016, 1767 stores and companies closed, 2036 construction sites halted, 350 flight cancelations, and 100 tollbooths closed (Global Issues in Context). It is immensely difficult for society to function under those circumstances. Schools were closed, some teachers attempting to overcome the two day interruption by teaching Live lessons online through various virtual classroom services (Jacobs). China has grown far more accustomed to dealing with missed school because it is not a rare occurrence thanks to air pollution. Even more recently, on January 4, 2017, Beijing issued a Red Alert, closing stores, schools, and taking cars off the road, providing public transportation instead (Global Issues in Context).