For many, the 2008 Beijing Olympics are seen as a "coming-out" party for the world's most populous nation. China is investing billions of dollars in sports venues such as the Bird's Nest in Beijing, the modernist national stadium currently under construction; subway-line extensions, and other infrastructure improvements to make the games a world-class spectacle. But some wonder whether air pollution will crash China's Olympic party and focus world attention on deepening environmental problems that threaten the country's economic growth.
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Will the 2008 Olympics in Beijing Showcase Pollution as Well as World-class Athletes?. (2007). Knowledge@SMU.
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