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Word(s) of the Week: “It Is a Bit Ridiculous, But You Must Obey”

Word(s) of the Week: “It is a bit ridiculous, but you must obey.” (是有点搞笑,但是你要服从, Shì yǒudiǎn gǎoxiào, dànshì nǐ yào fúcóng.) A policeman admitting that a traffic restriction “is a bit ridiculous, but you must obey”...

Shanghai Follows Beijing in Putting Brakes on Traffic

Shanghai will implement a watered-down version of Beijing’s car ban policy in order to relieve road congestion and to reduce air pollution. From Reuters: Starting next month, vehicles belonging to the government or...

Beijing Imposes Car Ban to Ease Pollution

The car ban imposed for the Olympics has expired, but according to China Daily, Beijing will impose a new 6-month ban to try to ease air pollution beginning on October 11. Cars whose number plates end with 1 or 6 will be taken...

Beijing Announces Car Ban for Olympics

In their efforts to improve air quality levels, Beijing officials have announced plans to enforce car restrictions during the Olympics. From AFP: Beijing authorities will definitely go ahead with a ban on some cars during the...


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