You sometimes hear that the Chinese will never act to reduce their carbon emissions no matter what anyone says or does. It’s possible, but I have my doubts. Take a look at James Fallows’ compare-and-contrast photos of Beijing air quality dramatizing the huge achievements made possible by emergency Olympics-related air quality measures. It seems to me that Chinese people have to be thinking that it might be nice to start taking steps to ensure they can enjoy air this clean all the time.
Clear Skies Over Beijing