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I Can See Your Mom from Space

Every year, China’s rail system is seized by Chunyun (春运), the mad rush to get home in time for the Chinese New Year (also called Spring Festival). For millions of rural migrants on the country’s factory floors and...

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...

Hong Kong Crew May Face Manslaughter Charges

Amid the investigation on one of Hong Kong’s deadliest ferry crashes in  decades that resulted in 39 deaths, according to a British maritime expert, the crash was ‘undoubtedly’ caused by human error, from The...

The Greening Of Mooncakes

Amid concerns of corruption during the Mid-Autumn Festival, Xinhua reports 85 million Chinese traveled on the first day of the long holiday. Holiday travel has been infamous for straining the already stressed transportation...

Rail Stations to Use Face Recognition Systems

Facial recognition systems are to be installed at three stations on China’s high-speed rail network in order to help catch fugitives, according to Shanghai Daily. Media reports said yesterday the project’s biding...

China Braces for New Year Travel Rush

The Chinese New Year sees hundreds of millions return to their hometowns, placing an enormous strain on transport networks that are frequently already stretched. Many will take home partners to meet the parents, but the...

Simon Winchester: How Fast Can China Go?

In Vanity Fair, Simon Winchester rides the high-speed rail in China and marvels at how far the country has come, despite the safety issues and corruption in the transportation industry: I think I had probably never seen in my...

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