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Factories may close to clear air for Shanghai Expo

Factories may close to clear air for Shanghai Expo

Shanghai's environmental bureau says the city will suspend work at some factories in the region to help clear the city's smog for the World Expo.
Environmental Protection Bureau spokeswoman Tang We said Friday the city will also halt construction work and controlled burning of agricultural fields.
Beijing took special measures, including closing down factories and imposing traffic restrictions, to help clear its blanket of smog during the 2008 Olympics. But the World Expo, which begins May 1, will last six months, rather than two weeks.
The event is expected to draw 70 million visitors. Most will be Chinese but representatives from at least 192 countries and 50 international organizations are expected to participate in the expo.


Updated : 2021-02-28 15:40 GMT+08:00