National People's Congress China

China reverses anti-pollution law that kept vehicles off road

Date of Release: 
Aug 30 2015

Local governments in China will no longer be able to restrict or ban vehicles from plying on the road to keep its air clean, according to a new amendment introduced on Saturday to the central law that governs anti-pollution efforts.

Governments in major cities like Beijing – notorious for high levels of air pollution -- have used the system of registration plate numbers -- odd and even -- to restrict some vehicles on plying on certain days.

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