Green sports

Published: Sunday 15 February 2004

-- (Credit: EMKAY)China and the us will be striving for an environment-friendly 2008 Olympics. Chinese science and technology minister Xu Guanhau and us energy secretary Spencer Abraham signed the Beijing Olympic protocol, which commits us experts to helping the host country in cleaning up the city.

Over 1,000 electric buses with stylistic devices to conserve heat or cool air would ply in the capital city of Beijing. Sensory devices would be set to time at signals according to the traffic. Water would be purified, making it suitable for swimming and drinking directly from the tap. Xu said: "China and the us are both energy-spending countries. The cooperation will be significant for energy security." Over the past six years, the city has spent about us $6.3 billion on cleaning the air.

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