To Fulfill Potential, Beijing Must Shed Its Shroud Of Smog

The Imperial City is well suited to becoming a world-class business capital, if only China will take steps to clean up its choking air

Beijing's current air pollution scourge poses a big challenge for both the city and for China. Unless it is addressed vigorously, this richly historical city will never live up to its potential as one of the world's great cultural centers and tourist destinations.

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