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  1. Safety of transport sector in question

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Beijing should launch another stimulus plan, but not to build more infrastructure projects. It should be spent on improving safety in transport, whether rail, roads or subways. This will benefit ... accident near Wenzhou in July, as well as many other accidents on highways and subways, the Shanghai crash has called into question the safety of the mainland's entire transport sector. ...

  2. Shanghai car parks... a space odyssey

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... open-air car parks, but that has sparked concerns about how long such temporary car parks might last. And anyway, Zhou Huai, deputy director of Shanghai's Transport and Port Administration ...

  3. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Greedy Shanghai taxi drivers show the 'evil' side of new technology

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by George Chen

    ... have one of the apps so those taxi drivers said sorry and left her on the side of the road. I am not sure if the mayor of Shanghai heard the story but I believe this is one of the reasons why ...

  4. In a jam

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Last week, a blind man trying to cross Zhenning Road narrowly escaped being hit by a car whose driver initially refused to give way, even though he was running a red light. The car stopped at the last instant, the driver leaning on his horn, while the blind man tapped his white cane on the hood of the luxury sedan, desperately trying to cross the road. To cross that T-junction ...

  5. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... of the Christmas season to push up sales in recent weeks. For example, all kinds of Christmas-related decorations have been set up across Nanjing Road in Shanghai, the busiest shopping avenue ... about Christmas. But I wonder how many people walking along Nanjing Road in Shanghai these days can really tell what the Bible says about Jesus Christ and why we celebrate Christmas nowadays. ...

  6. Shanghai to try out voluntary no-car day

    Posted Aug 30th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai will ask drivers of private cars to stay away from some roads for one day next month, following a similar experiment in Beijing, to highlight the need ... including Nanjing, Huaihai and Changshu roads. The ban will be effective from 7am to 7pm, though participation will be up to the drivers. The voluntary ban, designated 'World Carfree Day', ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    China Development Bank loans point to stealthy economic stimulus

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen, JANE CAI

    ... the bank would lend Jiangsu money for improvements to its urban infrastructure and upgrade the regional transport network. Remote and underdeveloped Qinghai in the northwest would get cash for road, railway and waterway construction projects. Hebei planned to use its funding to tackle the redevelopment of slum areas and construction for its new airport zone, said the source. The MOU ...

  8. Fast trains, integrated hubs point to future of transport in HK, mainland

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih I took a train journey from Shanghai to Hangzhou last month and got a tantalising glimpse of what the future holds for the evolution of transport and urbanisation ... The terminus in Shanghai is at the Hongqiao transport hub on the outskirts of the city. This is a multimodal transport centre that seamlessly links the new high-speed service with the Hongqiao airport ...

  9. Transport boss under fire for subway failures

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Shanghai's top transport official yesterday struggled to explain a subway collision and a series of breakdowns in the system that brought hours of traffic chaos to the city on Tuesday. Sun Jianping, director of the Shanghai Municipal Transport and Port Authority, admitted that the response from emergency services and transport officials was insufficient ...

  10. Guangzhou hitting the brakes on traffic growth

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Guangzhou is seeking to ease traffic congestion and curb pollution by limiting the number of vehicles on the road. It has suspended the registration of all ... number of all vehicles in the southern metropolis to 2.41 million by the end of May. Significantly, road capacity has increased by just 2 per cent over the past five years due to a lack of land ...




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