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SOEs, Rule of Law Among Hurdles for Clean Air Push

Beijing’s acting mayor has announced an array of new measures to combat air pollution in the city, following heavy smog that seeped hundreds of points off the scale this month. From Xinhua: The capital will take 180,000...

Beijing to Extend Smoking Ban Ahead of Olympics – AFP

From AFP: Beijing is about to extend a ban on smoking in public places ahead of the Olympic Games despite the Chinese capital’s image as a paradise for smokers who have faced few restrictions on where they can light up. According to a draft bill published on a municipal legal affairs website, the majority of […]

Smoking in Public Beijing’s Top Bad Habit – Xinhua

Translated by CDT from Xinhua: A recent survey of 180,000 netizens has found that Beijingers hate smoking in public spaces the most. And it pollutes the city’s air. Second and third most disliked bad habits are, respectively, aggressive driving and extravagant home-redecoration pollution. This is part of the clean air industries association’s campaign to “create […]



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