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  1. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Growing numbers of urban dwellers switch on to convenience of carpools

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... liability. Drivers and owners are usually liable for damage or injuries incurred in car crashes. Because of that, Xu said he and his neighbours have an understanding about liability. For example, ... pregnant," Shi said, describing the experience as, "great. Very convenient." Growing traffic problems are slowly leading more mainlanders to leave their own cars at home and carpool ...

  2. News - China - Beijing

    Pictured: 'zombie' commuters ditch cars and walk amid massive Beijing traffic jam

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 03:04pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters It’s like a scene out of American television show The Walking Dead, said a microblogger on Sina Weibo, after photos of apocalyptic, zombie-infested Beijing began spreading online on Monday morning. Well, not really. The photos showed commuters walking through a rush-hour traffic jam. They weaved among cars and buses that were brought to a near standstill ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Poorly parked BMW in Beijing spray-painted with insults

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:22pm by Amy Li

    ... If you drive a luxury car in Beijing, you should be careful how and where you park it. A white BMW sedan that apparently occupied space of two neighbouring spots in a residential parking ... park,” the words were seen sprayed on one side of the car in black paint. The same words were also sprayed on a Mercedez parked nearby, said the report. "As much as I loathe bad parking, ...

  4. News - China

    Beijing woman sues mother-in-law over late husband's car number plate

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 02:43pm by Amy Li

    ... A Beijing woman is suing her mother-in-law over the right to own a car number plate which belonged to her late husband, the Beijing Legal Evening News reports. The woman, surnamed Ren, claimed she was entitled to the number plate after her husband downed in floods which devasted Beijing in July last year. The floods killed her husband and severely damaged his car, but one item ...

  5. News - China

    Netizens applaud idea of using red licence plates to stop abuse of official cars

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 02:34pm by Peony Lui

    ... be a sensible way to curb private use of government cars. The misuse of official cars has recently become the focus of anti-corruption measures in China. Different procedures by local governments have been introduced to stop such abuse. But Bing Zheng, a professor at Jilin University, said most had been ineffective. “It’s hard to identify official cars on the street,” Bing explained. “It ...

  6. News - China

    Beijing car buyers may be forced to reserve parking spaces

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 11:39am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Beijing residents might soon have to reserve a parking space before they can buy a car, the city’s traffic administration authorities said on Wednesday. Beijing traffic ... million in January. A parking licence is not the only obstacle facing vehicle buyers. Under a new policy which began last year, Beijing residents also need to win a “car lottery” in order ...


    Japanese flag ripped from ambassador’s car in Beijing

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 10:17am

    ... Reuters in Beijing and Agence France-Presse in Tokyo A man ripped a Japanese flag from a car carrying Japan’s ambassador in Beijing on Monday, triggering a protest from Tokyo in the latest ... It said two other vehicles forced his car to stop and a man got out, broke off the Japanese flag and made off with it. But Japan’s Foreign Ministry later said the flag had been snatched after ...

  8. Downturn will not hurt us, says top car dealer

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Sparkle Roll, a luxury car dealer on the mainland, expects the impact of a global economic slowdown on the high-end market to be small, ... customers' demand for super-luxury cars has remained strong. However, sales of other luxury goods are softening amid an increasingly uncertain global economy. The dealer, which sells luxury brands ...

  9. 'Cash for clunkers' talk drives up shares of car firms

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... into a slowing market. Shi Jianhua, deputy secretary general of the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, said it was likely that Beijing would soon announce plans to subsidise rural car owners ... respectively to close at HK$16.16 and HK$13.48. Geely jumped 8.59 per cent to close at HK$2.78, while car dealer Zhengtong closed 7.68 per cent up at HK$5.05. Dongfeng Motor, a joint venture ...

  10. Crash probe may hurt overseas sale

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Beijing's handling of the probe into the high-speed train crash of July 23 will hurt China's attempts to sell trains abroad, especially in developed markets, say experts. 'The government's handling of the probe into the July 23 accident is not good enough. This will have a large negative impact on the Chinese public's ...




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