Five cities in north China’s Hebei Province, which surround Beijing, will ban 30 percent of vehicles from roads to help ensure cleaner air for the upcoming APEC meeting in the Chinese capital. The 10-day restriction that starts on Nov. 3 applies to the cities of Langfang, Baoding, Tangshan, Zhangjiakou and Chengde, which are all within 200 kilometers of Beijing, the Hebei provincial public security bureau said Friday. Meanwhile, high-emission vehicles are banned from driving on highways and city roads during the period. Local traffic police will order trucks, tricycles, motorcycles, tractors and high-emission passenger cars coming from Hebei and other provinces planning to pass through Beijing to return or make a detour. Beijing will also restrict cars based on an odd-and-even-number rule, allowing cars to drive on alternating days from Nov. 3 to 12. Apart from vehicle controls, the Chinese government has also ordered […]