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Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart is disgusted by "curtain of sound dampening smog" in Beijing

The APEC Summit was held in Beijing where the environment was a key topic


Sarah Gray
November 12, 2014 8:24PM (UTC)

On "The Daily Show" last night, Jon Stewart lampooned the levels of pollution in Beijing -- especially given the efforts to clean up some of the smog so the sky will be "APEC blue" during his APEC Summit.

The environment is an important topic at APEC, but Stewart is unsure how diplomats will hear each other and negotiate through the "curtain of sound-dampening smog." (Somehow they managed, and according to an Op-Ed written by Secretary of State John Kerry, the U.S. and China made an agreement about greenhouse gases.)

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However, there is much more going on at APEC, Stewart points out -- including "mean girls" tactics. Watch below:


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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