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Last updated on July 16th, 2017 at 04:23 pm
Reduced traffic in Beijing:
The central government is enforcing a test run this week of a plan to take more than 1 million cars off Beijing’s roads. The object is to see how effective it will be in cleaning the capital’s filthy air for China’s “green” Olympics in August next year …
Part of the problem, says the [Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars], is that U.S. and foreign vehicle manufacturers are reluctant to transfer pollution-control technologies to China due to concerns about intellectual property rights.
Why would that be an issue? After all, according to Al Gore and Sir Nicholas Stern, Chinese cars are already cleaner than vehicles from the US. In other China news, haircut kid John Edwards identifies a crisis:
The boy’s got his priorities nailed.
It was a thing of beauty: steel, red cast iron and lots of polished brass. Mounted on a tripod like a machine gun. We loved it.