Beijing enjoys best air in decade

Residents of the Chinese capital breathed the city's cleanest air in 10 years this month, Reuters reported environment officials as saying, adding that Beijing will adopt strict new measures to ensure the smog does not return.

Over the past 18 days, air quality in the capital ranged between fairly good and excellent on China’s index, Du Shaozhong, deputy
director of the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau, was reported as saying.

"Beijing will be built into a liveable city," he said. "We will take some new measures to ensure that air quality will reach a new level after the Olympic Games." Du said those measures would be announced after the Olympic Games end, once officials had studied Beijing’s "successful experiences".

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