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Guangzhou bans 50% of all cars during peak pollution

November 13, 2013 by Joey Wang

Guangzhou bans 50% of all cars during peak pollution

Beijing is not the only city in China battling pollution and traffic jams. The city of Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, is severely polluted as well.The local government has implemented new measures that will ban 50% of all cars during peak pollution.

In addition, 30 percent of government cars will remain garaged if air pollution hits serious levels, and key enterprises will have to cut 30 percent of their emissions during a red alert, the highest level.

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Unease over new limits to car registrations in Guangzhou

August 29, 2012 by Joey Wang

License plate holders from China

China’s southern metropolis of Guangzhou began to limit car registrations through a license plate lottery and auction this week, triggering concerns over the fairness and validity of the policy.

In order to treat the worsening problems of traffic and air pollution, Guangzhou announced last month that it would allocate the city’s annual 120,000 new car registration quota through the lottery and auction models.

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