Beijing’s January 13, 2013 air pollution episode drew international media attention when PM2.5 levels spiked to 1000 ug/m3 that day. By contrast, the one hour USA standard is 35 ug/m3. In mid-January, all of eastern China was affected by a pervasive haze that lasted for several days. As a result, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) and local Environmental Protection Bureaus (EPBs) are exploring opportunities to supplement existing pollution controls during severe air pollution episodes. In mid-March, RAP Principal Christopher James discussed air pollution episode planning with staff and management from the Jiangsu Academy of Environmental Planning and the Suzhou Environmental Protection Bureau. He also presented episode planning recommendations at the Clean Air Asia 9th workshop on Regional Air Quality Management.