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Thursday, 17 May 2007

Clean Air

Wang Wei, secretary general of the Beijing Games' organising committee, said that air quality remains a major concern for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Pollution controls are having an effect, Beijing experienced 241 "good air quality days" last year, up from 100 in 1998. However, there is still room for improvement.

Wang said:

"We want to make sure the athletes have the best air quality."

Wang also noted that he thought the Games could "promote" human rights.

"I think that human rights conditions keep improving in China.

And I think this is going to be a good thing for the general social progress including human rights, that's no problem.

The world does not really know as much about China as we wish.

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