2022 Winter Olympics

Pollution control goes beyond Beijing to neighbors

Date of Release: 
Aug 2 2015

Beijing and neighbor cities have already joined hands in battling pollution, and experts say the city's successful 2022 Winter Olympics bid will boost the efforts.

"The roadmap for intercity pollution control has been unveiled, and Beijing will offer the Winter Olympics athletes a better environment," said Song Qiang, an environmental expert in Beijing.

Song said Beijing's commitment to pollution control stems from public outcry and government resolve to improve the living environment, but "the Winter Olympics will come as a big force to further push environmental protection efforts."

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