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  1. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Shanghai's maglev passenger traffic lower than expected

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Eastern Airlines is offering free maglev tickets to woo customers. Sources said the company was encouraged to buy maglev tickets in bulk to boost traffic on the city's modernisation ...

  2. News - China

    Shanghai accident raises safety concerns over TV screens in taxis

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 02:17pm by Peony Lui

    ... Peony Lui Shanghai residents urged the city to investigate the dangers of  television screens in taxis after two passengers were injured in an car accident on Tuesday. A taxi carrying two passengers lost control and crashed into a railing, Chinese media r ...

  3. 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 ... the efficacy of the curbs in easing traffic woes in mainland cities. Some accuse the authorities of overlooking some of the root causes- inadequate funding for public transport systems, a lack ...

  4. Plans on track to ease Shanghai traffic woes

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... the city's worsening traffic congestion. Mr Han said the city aimed to have 17 lines with 780km of track that would carry eight million passengers a day. The current system carries one million ... for example, has 30 square metres of road per person while we have only eight. 'We must build more tunnels and bridges over the Huangpu river, build another ring road and improve our traffic ...

  5. News - China - Shanghai

    Shanghai licence plates 'precious as gold,' says vice mayor

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 03:05pm by Ernest Kao

    ... as the prize.  Shanghai's vice-mayor Shen Jun said that as the government ramped up efforts to curb traffic congestion, the price of a licence plate in the city could soon become as valuable as yellow metal, the Oriental Morning Post reported  on Monday. Speaking at the municipality’s People’s Congress meeting on Sunday, Shen said chronic traffic problems in the city of 23 million ...

  6. Shanghai tackles traffic woes

    Posted Aug 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Shanghai will impose a one-year ban on the purchase of new cars for officials to show its commitment to solving the city's worsening traffic congestion, the mayor said yesterday. In addition, the city government would no longer enjoy exemption from licence plate quotas, Mayor Han Zheng said. At present, private car owners have to bid for car licence plates ...

  7. Shanghai car parks... a space odyssey

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the city's traffic authorities showed Shanghai needs at least 367,000 extra parking spaces in the city centre, a 47 per cent rise. Take the city's Minhang district as an example. The suburban ... have to live with two by-products of this spree- traffic jams and a lack of parking spaces. It is not unusual for a local motorist to spend an extra hour driving around to find a parking space ...

  8. News - China

    Outrage at photo of Danish tourists urinating on Shanghai highway

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 01:10pm by Chris Luo

    ... a traffic accident,” he said. The driver said the Danish tourists had been drinking a lot of beer. Traffic police said they would continue investigating and might take action against the men. The news sparked considerable discussion online. Many people expressed outrage and said the men should be punished. A taxi driver asked whether the bus had violated any traffic rules. “I think ...

  9. Investigators look into unauthorised take-off

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... reported. A traffic controller gave the plane permission to queue for take-off at 1.45pm, but no final clearance was given. While the controller was talking to the pilot of an incoming helicopter, ... authorities. Zhang said he could not confirm speculation that the incident was caused by a language barrier between the Japanese traffic controller and the Chinese crew. 'We cannot endorse any ...

  10. News - China - Shanghai

    Conman scams Shanghai student desperate to find hit-and-run driver

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 01:16pm by Ernest Kao

    ... tried everything to collect clues to a hit-and-run traffic accident that left her mother hospitalised and unable to pay for treatment. She kneeled in the snow to request help from passersby ... to the traffic police brigade on December 3. Sensing trouble after the man’s phone was turned off for two days, Liang went to the police to report the incident. She had taken photos of the man on her ...




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