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  1. Don't forget the bicycle when mobilising the masses

    Posted Dec 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One of the most symbolic yardsticks of the mainland's economic rise is its transformation from a culture of bicycles to one of cars. There is no more salient proof of the increasing affluence and growth of a middle class than the streets of major cities, which just a few years ago were bustling with bicycles, but now are choked with motorised vehicles. A clash between the two ...

  2. Bicycles still the mainstay for millions of people

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joephine Ma in Beijing 'The bicycle kingdom' can never be taken over by the rising number of motor cars, according to Wang Fenghe, chairman of the China bicycle association. An average of one in three people in China has a bicycle, with the official estimate of about 500 million bicycles in use. The number is many times the 21.324 million passenger cars in use on the web ...

  3. Dynamic physics lights a bicycle's path

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A few months ago, my physics teacher asked my group to make a dynamo for a bicycle so that when you pedal the wheels, some small bulbs light up. A dynamo is a small generator made from ... the problems and my bicycle dynamo produced voltage. It gave me great satisfaction and let me know that even though things might seem impossible, one can find a solution. SAM STFA Tam Pak Yu College ...

  4. Bicycle firm sues trade fair organisers

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that is set to test China's latest commitments to improve protection of intellectual property rights. California-based bicycle manufacturer Dahon operates plants in Shenzhen, Taiwan and Macau and holds about 90 mainland-registered design patents for folding bicycles. The company alleges that more than a dozen rival mainland exhibitors at the 16th China International Bicycle Fair ...

  5. Olympian task for man and his bicycle

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... until the Beijing Olympics, which he dearly wants to see. While most people travel by bus or train, Mr Cai, by necessity, travels by bicycle. But he obviously likes travelling and last year rode through six central mainland provinces before returning home, having covered 5,000km. 'My dream is watching the Games in Beijing. But I am poor, so I will be riding my bicycle to Beijing. You ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but at least cyclists should be given the right to ride their bicycles. It is a cruel fact that cycling is not allowed in almost every corner of Hong Kong apart from cycling tracks and some roads. ...

  7. Life cycle

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim Kaiser My two children learnt to ride their bicycles in Hong Kong. It was no mean feat because their training ground was the uneven stretch of sun-baked concrete outside the wall ... themselves, the dried ginger/dried plum/dried squid stall, and, in winter, the baked potato vendor. Lining the circuit were rusted carcasses of bicycles whose owners seemingly went off in search ...

  8. Facing up to the future

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... head-mounted micro-surgery tools, bicycle helmets, helmets for scooters and motorcyclists, protective goggles and headphones. ...

  9. Wheel of fortune turns for cyclists

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Help China reclaim 'kingdom of bicycles' title, cities told Mainland cities must put cyclists back on the road by restoring bicycle lanes in a bid to cope ... of the 'kingdom of bicycles' amid growing challenges caused by the private car boom, Xinhua reported yesterday. 'The Ministry of Construction is firmly opposed to the elimination of bicycle ...

  10. Wheels in motion

    Posted Feb 28th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill, Shanghai Bill Donahue pedals 210km a week in his native Portland, Oregon- the American city most favourable to bicycles- and has come to the city that has 9 million ... and disenfranchised, not for professional people,' he said. A city of about 18 million people, Shanghai has 9 million bicycles and 1 million motor vehicles- a third of them cars. The number is growing ...




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