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China Shuts Down Beijing to Ensure APEC Success

China has gone to great lengths to ensure its hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings this year in Beijing are a success. To do that it is telling Beijing residents to leave town, and imposing stringent measures to prevent smog from clouding the skies and cars from clogging the city’s streets. For most of October, Beijing was cloaked in smog like this. But now as it hosts the region’s biggest economic event of the year, the skies are clear. At least for now, thanks to...

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