Beijing steel maker to cut pollution during Olympics

Shougang, one of the country's biggest steel makers, has announced it will slash production at its plant in the Chinese capital, Reuters reported.

Shougang Iron and Steel Group will "limit production during the 2008 Olympic Games period, reducing as far as possible pollution emissions during the Games period," it said on the website of the Shenzhen stock exchange.

In the third quarter, the group’s output of iron, steel and steel products at its Beijing plant will shrink by 50% compared with the
same period last year, the report said.

Beijing has vowed that restrictions on traffic and factories will bring blue skies for athletes during the Olympics Games next month.

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