With prestige on line, China’s APEC preparations go into overdrive

By William Wan, November 4, 2014

BEIJING — When it comes to China’s international prestige, no price is too high, no measure too small.

With President Obama and other world leaders headed to Beijing this weekend for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, schools and government agencies have been shuttered. Half the city’s cars have been banned from the streets. Much of the capital has gone into lockdown.

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