Olympics-Beijing enjoys best air in decade, vows to banish smog

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By Gillian Murdoch BEIJING, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Olympic host Beijing enjoyed its cleanest air in 10 years this month and will adopt strict new measures to ensure its notorious smog does not return, a top environment official said on Tuesday. Over the past 18 days, air quality in the capital ranged between excellent and fairly good on China's index, Du Shaozhong, deputy director of the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau, told reporters. And he pledged good conditions would continue. ...

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