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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Billionaire Chen Guangbiao promotes plan for bottled air by smashing e-bicycles

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... and a new business plan: selling air. Wearing a white sleeveless shirt, the eccentric chief executive of a recycling company swung the hammer and smashed about a dozen electric bicycles powered ... was designed to raise awareness about the dangers of pollution from the widely-used bicycle batteries. "[The batteries are] like nuclear weapons that release invisible nuclear radiation," ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Mui Wo police failing to curb illegal parking and catch burglars

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by LETTERS

    ... market. There have been sightings of officers sticking notes at the ferry pier stating that it is illegal to use electrical bicycles. But they never go into the villages to post alongside the bike ... and seem to be afraid of the local clans. They do not fine people dumping rubbish, building illegal structures, using electrical bicycles, parking illegally in the villages nor do they monitor ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong couple jailed for torturing Indonesian helper fail in appeal bid

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:41pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... for torturing their Indonesian domestic helper with bicycle chains and hot irons over two years lost their appeals yesterday against their convictions and sentencing. The High Court ruling means Tai ... was the sentencing too heavy, Yeung said. Tai was convicted of two counts of wounding for beating Kartika with a bicycle chain and his fists. His wife Au- who tortured the helper with irons, bicycle chains, ...

  4. There's more than canals and bicycles to friendly Amsterdam

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to get a feel for the city, by foot and by bicycle- along its many cycle tracks. We stayed in two hotels. One was in the centre of town and part of a travel agent package; the other we booked ... if you can all ride one, is to hire bicycles. Cycle tracks crisscross Amsterdam, most scenically following the towpaths or pavements that line the city's canals. For those less confident ...

  5. News - World - TRANSPORT

    Some bumps for New York's new bike-sharing programme

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... of The Friends of Petrosino Square, said: "I have no concern over whether their programme is successful or not. I favour bicycles, but not at the expense of parks and also not the history ...

  6. Sai Kung bicycle dump is back as seizures continue

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christopher DeWolf Sai Kung's bicycle graveyard is back and bigger than ever. Last week, dozens of bikes were seen piled atop one another on a stretch of government land near the junction of Hiram's Highway and Clear Water Bay Road. It's a symptom of a wider problem- an acute shortage of bicycle parking spaces. According to the last Travel Characteristics Survey, ...

  7. Authorities criticised for seizing bicycles

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jackie Yin A green group slammed the government for discouraging the use of environmentally friendly transport as illegally parked bicycles outside the Tai Wai MTR station were confiscated ... a notice in the basket of another one saying bicycles still there after July 7 would be seized. She contacted the Lands Department, which admitted taking the action. The department said it left ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - FIT & FAB

    Cyclists hit the road early

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:11pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... cycling. The other thing many miss is the engineering and technology behind a bicycle. I believe non-cyclists don't appreciate the engineering masterpiece that is a bike. With your cleats in, ...

  9. A push for bicycles

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Laura Zhou After tightening vehicle ownership regulations to ease the capital's serious traffic and pollution problems, authorities are having another go at bringing more bicycles ... the business areas, subway stations and popular public venues, Chen Yanling, a director of the Beijing Municipal Transport Commission, told the Economic Observer. Beijing first tried bicycle rentals ...

  10. Policeman critical after bicycle crash

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A 52-year-old off-duty police senior inspector from the marine regional command and control centre was treated for severe injuries at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin after a bicycle crash in Tai Po. He was found unconscious on the roadside with head injuries at about 4.30pm. His mountain bicycle was nearby. Police believe he lost control when travelling down ...




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