With just days to go to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, China is pushing to clean up air pollution in Beijing and show its political tolerance by allowing protest zones around the city. Scott Tong, who is based in Shanghai, took your questions about the country's preparations for the games.
Scott Tong is a correspondent in the Shanghai bureau for the public radio program "Marketplace" and a former NewsHour producer. He has reported in and around Beijing on China's preparations for the Olympics, including efforts to improve air quality during the games and the impact of its tightened security measures on foreign businesses.
He answered your questions during the lead-up to the Beijing Olympics. Some questions were edited for clarity and length.
Transcript: Olympic Preparations Ripple Through China