Over the past 18 days, air quality in the capital ranged between fairly good and excellent on China's index, Du Shaozhong, deputy
director of the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau, was reported as saying.
"Beijing will be built into a liveable city," he said. "We will take some new measures to ensure that air quality will reach a new level after the Olympic Games." Du said those measures would be announced after the Olympic Games end, once officials had studied Beijing's "successful experiences".
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