Paper Republic: Chinese Literature Matters

霾来了 (lit. Smog is Coming)

Novel by Li Chunyuan.

Touches on fraud and bureaucracy and their impact on air pollution, with the official China Daily reporting that online excerpts have received tens of millions of pageviews. ... The novel features a masked burglar who exploits nightly haze to cover his break-ins as it clouds the lenses of security cameras, an episode Li said he took from real life.