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    Apparently vehicle tracking may not be
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    AP News

    China promises environmental improvements ahead of 2008 Olympics
    Monday, July 02, 2007
    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) China's efforts to clear Beijing's notoriously polluted air ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics include a test to pull 1 million cars from the streets, the International Olympic Committee reported Monday.

    China's Olympic committee told the IOC Executive Board that it planned to hold 1 million cars off the roads of Beijing for two weeks in August as a test run in case a similar measure is needed for next year's Olympics, IOC spokeswoman Giselle Davies told a news conference.

    Beijing's pollution has been a key concern of Olympic organizers and Chinese officials tried to ease concerns in a presentation Monday to the IOC board.

    Davies said the Chinese said they would replace 1,600 coal-burning boilers that produce energy for factories and powerplants and also would replace 50,000 taxis and 10,000 old buses by the end of the year.

    (Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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