With air pollution over Beijing at lung-charringly horrible levels, the Chinese government has decided to take action to reduce vehicle emissions. Smog checks? Punitive taxes on older vehicles? Nope, they're going to take a million cars off the streets of Beijing... somehow. No details yet, but we can assume that the plan will be suitably Draconian (the article mentions that "an order to keep government cars in their garages during an Africa summit this year effectively ended widespread jams and brought blue skies to the capital"), so we'll see how it sorts out.
Beijing to ban a million cars in attempt to reduce smog [London Times]
New Proposed Cali Smog Laws Possibly Problematic [internal]