Beijing May Face Smoggy APEC Summit Despite Cleanup Efforts

November 5, 2014 5:41 AM

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Beijing May Face Smoggy APEC Summit Despite Cleanup Efforts

Beijing may be hit by smoggy weather as world leaders gather in China’s capital for a summit, even as the government pushes for blue skies by shutting power plants and banning street-side barbecues.

From Nov. 8-11, the city and surrounding areas will experience slight to moderate smog because of unfavorable conditions for pollutants to disperse, Wang Zhihua, a spokesman for the China Meteorological Administration said in comments posted on the agency’s website.

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