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    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 ...

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    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 official Pan Bo told a government website that obtaining a parking licence to purchase a vehicle “was a future trend”. A parking space would also have to be properly installed, he added. Pan, ...

  3. All those new cars and no place to park

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... nowhere to park. 'Usually it takes me 20 minutes to find a parking space when I go to buy supplies with my girlfriend during weekends,' said Will, who owns both a Honda Accord and a Mercedes-Benz C280. Parking fees have jumped to 10 yuan per hour in places like Xidan, a business district in the second ring, and in Zhongguancun, a shopping area located in the northwest of the fourth ...

  4. Designated parks see little protesting

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma As the first day of the Games got under way yesterday, there was little excitement at the three Beijing parks designated as protest zones. Authorities had promised to allow protests in the Ritan, Purple Bamboo and Beijing World parks, but the mainlanders who tried to use the privilege were disappointed. A guard at Ritan Park said a man tried to unfurl a banner ...

  5. Two more giant pandas for Ocean Park

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Klaudia Lee

    ... the number of pandas at Ocean Park, which is already home to An An, 19, and Jia Jia, 28. Jia Jia is one of the oldest pandas in captivity and has exceeded the average lifespan of 24. Beijing has agreed to replace them if either of the pair dies. An An, a male, and Jia Jia, a female, were sent to Hong Kong in 1997 to mark the handover. Ocean Park chairman Allan Zeman welcomed the news. ...

  6. Reserved park area turned into golf course

    Posted Jun 05th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... largest park, the Beijing Times reported. 'The area... will be cultivated into an inner-city green park free to the public,' the paper quoted a Beijing city planning commission document as saying. The 6 billion yuan Wanliu Sports Park project was scheduled to start in 1998 and completed by the end of next year, it said. However, it never really got off the ground, said ...

  7. Park life

    Posted Dec 18th 2006, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... on renovating 11 parks. That follows the 140 million yuan this year on renovations to the Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven Park and Beihai Park. All of which is good news indeed for Beijing's senior citizens. Although the capital's 160 parks are some of the most popular places in the city, with 5.5 million people passing through them during this year's Spring Festival alone, it's ...

  8. Parking madness

    Posted Apr 12th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest For a modern city, the parking meter is a requisite device that charges motorists for the use of space and generates revenue for the city. It shows the municipality is conscious of the relationship between space, time and money. This year, Beijing plans to install some 6,000 parking meters. In other countries, such a move would be seen as a way to save on labour, ...

  9. Parks packed as capital celebrates end of Sars

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A million people filled Beijing's parks yesterday to celebrate the end of the city's Sars outbreak. Thousands poured into Longtanhu Park, the central venue for the celebrations, ... Those who survived traffic jams to reach the gate of Longtanhu Park and queued for one-yuan tickets from as early as 5am found the lakeside greenery so crowded with amateur athletes it was hard ...

  10. China Haidian buys stake in science park

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Winston Yau China Haidian Holdings, the new incarnation of China Everbright Technology, has agreed to pay $126 million for a 21 per cent stake in a Beijing property and science-park development company. The timepiece manufacturer, which passed to mainland businessman Hon Kwok-lung from China Everbright Holdings about six months ago, has bought into Beijing Haidian Science Park ...




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