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    Beijing's crazy, quick fixes for toxic air: canned air, bicycle-powered air filters

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:08pm by Christy Choi

    ... to design a bicycle that powers an air filter, as he rides through the city. Elsewhere in Beijing, billionaire entrepreneur Chen Guangbiao is taking plans to sell canned air seriously. ... to sell canned air last year, while raising awareness about the dangers of pollution from lead batteries on widely used electric bicycles. This time he says selling air is also about raising ...

  2. Bicycle not killed off by car craze

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... specialises in traffic and environmental studies at Beijing Jiaotong University, about a third of urban residents walk when commuting and half still ride a bicycle. The Beijing-based China Bicycle Association says the mainland now has about 500 million bicycles. By the end of last year, China had more than 33 million cars. Speaking at a forum on transport development in Guiyang, Professor Wei ...

  3. Chasing runaway bike theft

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer The Lunar New Year, or chun jie, isn't just a time to let off fireworks and eat dumplings. It's also high season for bicycle thefts on the mainland, as desperate people seek cash to pay for a trip home to see their family. My bicycle disappeared shortly before the holiday began, leaving me the options of buying either a new bike or a second-hand one- ...

  4. Under The Bird's Nest

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Seven Hong Kong artists reflect on their experiences while visiting Beijing, including Chow Chun-fai, Lam Tung-pang , Kwok Mang-ho (Frog King) and Bobby Sham Ka-ho; featuring Sham's photograph When the Bicycle(s) Passing by ... Beijing (above). Thu-Mon, 2pm-7.30pm, C & G Artpartment, 3/F, 222 Sai Yeung Choi St South, Prince Edward. Inquiries: 2390 9332. Ends Sept 21 ...

  5. Repairman peddles new services in an uphill battle to survive

    Posted Jul 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hebei native Zhou Shuqiang has spent a third of his life repairing bicycles in Beijing. Business has dropped off in recent years with fewer urban cyclers, but he tells Jane Cai how he has ... you took up bicycle repairs? In the first year, I delivered goods for an uncle who had a food store. One day, the cashier found I gave her 100 yuan less than the due amount. My uncle fired me ...

  6. The supply line of a thousand cuts

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the capital's fourth ring road. Truck drivers lean hard on their horns. Peasant farmers and small-time traders on pushbikes impatiently rattle their bicycle bells, even though no one can hear. Xinfadi ... a trader who is wheeling his bicycle through the garlic bay, says the crush and bustle in the market does not mean small traders like him are getting rich. The 45-year-old Beijinger, who is dressed ...

  7. Back on your bike

    Posted May 29th 2006, 12:00am by Debbie Mason

    ... will sometimes see a few peddlers wending their way through the city. Once the bicycle was as much a symbol of China as the Great Wall or dragon dancing. But now it seems to have had its day. Foreigners learning Chinese are always taught the phrase 'kingdom of bicycles' as an affectionate term for Beijing. Today, they must be wondering if they are in the right city. It is believed ...

  8. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Real ale, prohibition cocktails among wealth of new Beijing drinking options

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... one of the city's quirkiest bars, a former dog-meat restaurant that has been converted into an establishment that sells beer, coffee cocktails, Aussie meat pies and, oddly, bicycles. Keen ... an array of flashy bicycles, on sale for up to 50,000 yuan (HK$62,000). Give him a couple of days' notice and the Australian can even arrange bicycle tours, such as a spin around the cultural ...

  9. The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... o o u n i i n m k i a r a c t a) 1. r___d 2. t___ k 3. m______ nb_____ g 4. B_ X Bicycles were first developed in 1817 and have been used as a form of transport ever since. Originally, the front wheel was much larger than the rear wheel, and the rider was elevated. Although bicycle races had been held on the old 'penny farthings', the new bikes stimulated the growth of cycle racing as a sport. Visit ...

  10. African fury over Death in custody

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com About 100 Africans staged an angry protest in Guangzhou's busy city centre yesterday afternoon after an African man died following a fight with a local man on Monday. Guangzhou police said the African lapsed into a coma at a police station on Monday afternoon and died soon after following a dispute with an illegal electric bicycle taxi driver ...




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