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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Improving airport's efficiency the fastest way to ease air traffic congestion

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:09pm by Albert Cheng

    ... efficiency is the fastest way to ease air traffic congestion In a desperate last-ditch effort, the Airport Authority has reportedly asked its 1,100 staff members to write to the Environmental ... this summer had to be rejected. Despite tightened restrictions on new routes, the first half of this year has seen a rapid growth in air traffic of nearly 6 per cent, edging towards the limit of 1,200 ...

  2. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Near miss on Danang runway after trainee air traffic controller left in charge

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... of directing a busy runway, aviation authorities said. An air traffic controller who left the trainee to supervise the runway at Danang on June 27 has been suspended and his aviation licence has been ... came within 350 metres of each other and it was only after the Vietnam Airlines pilot informed air traffic control that his plane was still on the runway that the intern realised the error, ...

  3. News - China - POLLUTION

    With vehicles top source of smog-causing pollutant, study suggests halving Pearl River Delta traffic

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Smog study suggests halving traffic in delta Reducing traffic in the Pearl River Delta by half could be one of the most effective means of combatting regional smog, according to a cross-border air pollution study. The study highlighted traffic as the major source of a smoginducing pollutant, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can react ...

  4. News - China

    ‘Air traffic control’ delays or cancels at least 100 Shanghai flights

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:02pm

    ... Keith Zhai and Alice Yan keith.zhai@scmp.com, ting.yan@scmp.com No official explanation is offered, but military operations in the area may have affected traffic around Pudong and Hongqiao ... and Hongqiao airports said the flights were affected because of “air traffic control”. She refused to comment further but suggested that callers contact the civil aviation authority. Another employee ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Rush hour traffic warning as July 1 protests end

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 06:33am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Congestion warnings have been raised in Admiralty and Central, and drivers heading in rush hour traffic to the area have been asked to avoid unless ... closures will have on rush hour traffic, however, motorists are being asked to plan journeys earlier for unexpected delays. At 8.30am traffic on Connaught Road Central appeared to be at a crawl ...

  6. Videos

    Death, destruction... and traffic jams: Anti-Occupy campaigners warn of doomsday scenario

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:12pm

    ... horror of horrors- traffic jams! These could be the devastating effects of Occupy Central within just a few hours if 10,000 people take to the streets, according to a dramatic new video from the anti-Occupy campaigner group Silent Majority for Hong Kong. The group, which says it commissioned a traffic impact assessment on the effect of Central’s paralysis, claims it will take just 24 minutes ...

  7. News - China - TRAFFIC

    Police struggle to stop jaywalkers as Beijing launches road safety campaign

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... crossing safety. After a month of warning pedestrians, police started issuing 10-yuan (HK$12.5) fines to those who ignore red lights or traffic co-ordinators, and 20-yuan fines to cyclists ... people continued to wander into traffic without heeding traffic lights. The capital joins a growing list of mainland cities taking a more hardline approach to jaywalking. Hangzhou, Chengdu, ...

  8. News - China - TRAFFIC

    Outcry over new rule preventing drivers from running yellow lights

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... yellow rule A new traffic regulation that aims to stop mainlanders running yellow lights has caused an outcry, with many internet users and drivers saying it will lead to more accidents. ... Television anchor, said he had no choice but to break the new rule. "When I was about to cross the stop line, the traffic light suddenly turned to yellow," he said. "I just could ...

  9. News - China

    Traffic officer injured after he was ‘run over by official Audi as he guarded foreign leaders in Beijing’

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 03:51pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen Armed police closed a bridge on Beijing’s prestigious Chang’an Avenue on Thursday after a traffic police officer was run over by a black Audi – amid suspicion the vehicle was an official car. Armed police closed a bridge on Beijing’s prestigious Chang’an Avenue on Thursday after a traffic police officer was run over by a black Audi – amid suspicion the vehicle ...

  10. News - China

    Jaywalkers forced to act as traffic wardens to catch fellow offenders

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 02:40pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng A new policy means those caught crossing the road without a green light must stay at the scene acting as a traffic warden until they catch the next transgressor If you jaywalk in a district of Wuhan, you had better have time to spare. A new policy means those caught crossing the road without a green light must stay at the scene acting as a traffic warden until they catch ...




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