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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”...

Volunteers Flocking to Quake Zone Asked to Turn Back

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...

Hailing in Vain: Beijing’s Taxicab Crisis

Anyone who has spent time in Beijing in recent years knows how difficult it can be to flag down a cab in the massive metropolis, especially during the city’s infamously congested rush hours. One reason for the apparent...

Coldest Winter in 28 Years Hits China

The cold front that hit southern China a week ago is likely to continue, creating pressure on the country’s transportation systems. Liza Lin at Bloomberg reports: Snow, ice and fog have caused havoc on the nation’s roads...

Minibus Accident Leaves 10 Dead, 10 Injured

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...

Holiday Hordes: Good for the Economy?

CDT previously reported on China’s super rich still going all out with their Golden Week travel plans. The Wall Street Journal reports Golden Week hordes may be a good sign for the economy: A total of 34.2 million tourists...

Toll-free Holiday Traffic Ends in Gridlock

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...

Beijing's Air Quality: Crazy Bad vs. Slightly Polluted

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...

Beijing to Track Citizens with Their Cell Phones

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...

In China, Traffic Jam Is Windfall for Enterprising Villagers

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...

Beijing Embraces Car-Free Day in Traffic Jams

With the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday period in full-swing, Beijing traffic has come to a standstill, even as the city promoted a “car-free day” on Wednesday. From China Daily: “I don’t...

China to Have 200 Million Vehicles by 2020

China’s recent marathon traffic jams may be a sign of things to come. From AFP: The number of vehicles on China’s roads will more than double to at least 200 million by 2020, a top official was quoted Monday as...

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