Air pollution documentary goes viral online
A documentary on air pollution in China has provoked a national discussion after going viral online.
The self-funded film by Chai Jing, Under the Dome, remained one of the hottest hashtags on Sina Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter. As of Monday the documentary had been viewed more than 28 million times on Youku, a major Chinese video sharing website.
The former Chinese celebrity TV presenter became a household name through her in-depth investigative reporting for China Central Television of national news stories such as the SARS outbreak, Wenchuan earthquake and coal mine accidents.
The103-minute film became so ubiquitous that Chen Jining, newly appointed minister of Environmental Protection, said he had called Chai to express his appreciation after watching the whole video.