China to ban 90% of cars in Beijing for Olympics
The Government of China is considering aBeijing is considering banning 90% of private cars in Beijing roads and closing more factories in a move to clear smoggy skies for the Olympics.
With just less than two weeks to go before the start of the world’s biggest multi-sports event, Beijing was blanketed in a dense white haze on Monday that cut visibility in the city of 17 million down to just a few hundred meters.
Last week Beijing ordered more than a million cars off the roads and closed dozens of polluting factories, but the effort did not clear the smoggy haze.
The Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau authorities are expected to announce more stringent emergency measures soon to have clearer skies for the 2008 Olympics.