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Could greater climate awareness in China drive Beijing to do more?

The cold snap this time is due to the La Nina weather pattern. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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BEIJING - It snowed in Beijing over the weekend, a full 23 days earlier than usual.

While the early winter snow made for a pretty sight, leaving landmarks like the Forbidden City blanketed in white, it also caused widespread traffic snarls as roads in the Chinese capital iced up.

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