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Beijing Must Curb Vehicles

Updated on May 05, 2008 – SCMP

There is no longer any sign of blue skies in Beijing.

Vehicles and all different kinds, some manufactured in factories in Guangzhou and Shanghai, are polluting the capital.

If we want to gain a competitive edge over the US or Europe, Beijing and China’s dollar-eyed businessmen should do more about this problem.

The Olympics will soon get under way and the eyes of the world will be on Beijing. Therefore, there is an urgent need for the Beijing authorities to take concrete action. They must make efforts to improve Beijing’s air pollution index.

What is essential is to pass legislation limiting the manufacture and ownership of those low-cost vehicles that are such a major cause of pollution.

The solutions are obvious and the authorities in the capital know what needs to be done.

Beijing can only gain from lowering the air pollution index.

Jennifer Ho Kwan-tai, Hung Hom

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