BEIJING - A Beijing man is seeking to divorce his wife after she took their son to a tropical island province to escape the capital's notorious smog.
He said the long-distance relationship had destroyed their marriage, state media reported yesterday.
The man, known only as Mr Wang, married the woman in 2008. They had a son two years later, the Beijing Times reported.
But their son developed serious health problems due to the capital's poor air quality and his wife took the son to the southern resort island of Hainan to escape the haze, Reuters reported.
But Mr Wang's wife did not like Hainan, and neither did she like living apart from him. Whenever the two met, they fought, the report said.
Fed up with this, Mr Wang has filed for divorce in a Beijing court, Beijing Times reported.
"Smog 'buried' my son's health, and it has 'buried' my marriage," the newspaper quoted Mr Wang as saying.
The case is pending with the court, the report added.
It did not say what his wife thought of the divorce proposal.