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Asia Pacific Bluer skies? Beijing picks up pace in cutting dependency on coal

Beijing plans to shutter the last of four major coal-fired power plants in the capital next year. Reducing coal use is at the center of wide-ranging goals on climate change that China committed to this week.

Andy Wong/AP

Blue skies in Beijing were a welcome surprise today for the residents of Gaobeidian, a migrant neighborhood on the outskirts of the city.

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