Beijing plans crackdown on car fumes before Olympics

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BEIJING, July 26 (Reuters) - Beijing plans to ban vehicles failing to meet European emission standards from January to reduce pollution in the run-up to the 2008 Olympics Games, state media said on Friday. The Chinese capital, long criticised as excessively polluted, would ban the sale and use of vehicles failing to meet emission standards in place in Europe since 1996, they said. From January 1, 2003, China will enforce nation-wide new gasoline specifications-- 0.08 percent sulphur, 35 ...

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