Beijing cajoles citizens into green transport

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BEIJING, June 23 (Reuters) - Beijing has appealed to residents to take "green" transport and support traffic restrictions ahead of the Olympics, casting the city's pledge to provide clean air and unclogged roads as a civic "duty". Beijing will ban cars on alternate days from July 20, depending on whether their number plates end in odd or even numbers, in a measure which authorities hope will take 45 percent of the city's 3.29 million cars off the roads and reduce car emissions by 63 ...

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