Top political leaders from around the world will gather in Hangzhou, Zhejiang at the start of next...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 23, 2013
Since Saturday morning, when a 6.6Mw earthquake struck near Sichuan’s Ya’an city, thousands of volunteers from students and white-collar workers to Tibetan monks have descended on the affected area to offer...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 29, 2013
Global Times’ Chang Meng describes an ongoing campaign against road safety violations as typical of short-term, unsustainable crackdowns whose effects barely outlast the campaigns themselves. “You insane people,...
by Melissa M. Chan | Dec 30, 2012
After a bus crash that left 11 schoolchildren dead in Jiangxi, another accident involving an overloaded minibus killed ten people, five of whom were children, from The South China Morning Post: At least 10 people, including five...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 1, 2012
As China commenced a week-long National Day vacation known as Golden Week, authorities decided to do car travelers a favor and make the roads toll-free. With train tickets for the long holiday selling out fast, and an increasing...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 31, 2011
The Los Angeles Times’ Barbara Demick explains how the air in Beijing can be “slightly polluted” according to Chinese measurements, but “beyond index” (formerly “crazy bad”) according to...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 2, 2011
Ostensibly to control traffic congestion, Chinese authorities is unveiling a new plan to track residents via their cell phones. From Thenextweb: Purportedly to improve Beijing’s public travel and reduce traffic congestion, the...
by Paulina Hartono | Jan 18, 2011
Villagers along a congested freeway in Guizhou took their mercantile mettle to the streets, as one New York Times reporter writes: Compared with some of the more spectacular recent traffic jams in China, among them a 60-mile...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 2, 2010
BBC reports that another massive traffic jam is clogging roads in Inner Mongolia, just days after a widely-reported jam was eased: A state television reporter said the gridlocked section of the road, in the north-eastern region...
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