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BEIJING - Beijing's Olympic shutdown begins Sunday, a drastic plan to lift the Chinese capital's gray shroud of pollution just three weeks ahead of the games.
Half of Beijing's 3.3 million vehicles will be pulled off the roads and many polluting factories will be shuttered. Chemical plants, power stations and foundries left open have to cut emissions by 30 percent — and dust-spewing construction in the capital will be halted.
Originally posted by titorite
So what will be the economic impact of all this temporary green thinking? I would imagine that those chinease citizens are already having a tough time earning a living. With this pollution control measure... they might just go broke enough to riot...
No Olympics in 08.