The view from the Winter Olympics media centre underlines the difficulty Beijing faces in improving air quality. Photo: AP
The view from the Winter Olympics media centre underlines the difficulty Beijing faces in improving air quality. Photo: AP

China targets companies and traffic to improve air quality for Winter Olympics

  • Beijing and neighbouring province of Hebei given powers to close businesses and restrict vehicle use during the Games
  • Different measures to be taken for different emission sources, environment ministry says, insisting the economic impact will be relatively small

The view from the Winter Olympics media centre underlines the difficulty Beijing faces in improving air quality. Photo: AP
The view from the Winter Olympics media centre underlines the difficulty Beijing faces in improving air quality. Photo: AP
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