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Beijing to Scrap Old Cars and Swap Coal-Burners in Clean Air Bid

Beijing’s acting mayor said the city will take 180,000 old vehicles off the road and replace coal-burning heaters in 44,000 homes in a bid to cut air pollutants by 2 percent this year.

The capital will also promote clean-energy vehicles among government departments, the public, street cleaners and trash collectors, the Xinhua News Agency reported yesterday, citing top city official Wang Anshun. He spoke at the opening of the municipality’s legislative session.