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China Isn’t Moving Away From Polluting Cars Fast Enough

The nation needs to set more aggressive targets for electric vehicle sales, according to a study by Greenpeace

Traffic travel along a road in Beijing, China.

Traffic travel along a road in Beijing, China.

Photographer: Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg

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“There are nine million bicycles in Beijing, that’s a fact.” The opening lyrics to that 2005 hit song was a conservative estimate back then, and today millions of those bicycles have been replaced by planet-warming cars.