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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, ...

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    In search of green in China's Silicon Valley

    Posted May 31st 2013, 05:39pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... China's Silicon Valley) in northwest Beijing's Haidian District. A few minutes' later, I jogged into the district's 40-hectare green lung that's Haidian Park. It certainly ... to start the day right. With Beijing's pollution, I decided that was the sensible thing to do. Around the corner from Haidian Park is Peking University, another green and lush spot that's ...

  4. The higher the better

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... with Robin Kwong and Judy Ngao For some, the way to watch the Sevens is to be right up close and personal to the action. For others, it's to be in the middle of the South Stand with a prime view of the nearest pint. For Dave Johnson and the kids, it's to be at the stadium seats farthest from the field itself- way up on the upper deck, midfield, right beneath the giant ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - China

    Police launch murder investigation after torso found on Beijing street

    Posted May 17th 2013, 04:04pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... by someone crossing the street at 4am", a nearby parking valet told the Beijing Times, adding that he had still seen the macabre remains when he passed by the scene on his way to work. Police ...

  7. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Beijing readies more curbs as prices resist policies

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... of existing homes jumped 10.9 per cent, the greatest gain among all the 70 cities tracked by the government. A 1,679 square foot, three-bedroom apartment in Vanke Park No 5, on the north border ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...




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