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  1. News - China

    Beijing still struggling to deal with traffic congestion

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 02:29pm by Zhang Hong Hong.zhang@scmp.com

    ... Zhang Hong Hong.zhang@scmp.com Repeated measures to reduce traffic jams having little effect China’s capital, Beijing, has been notorious for serious traffic congestion for so long that netizens call it “Shoudu”- capital of traffic jams. The city’s problems do not seem to be improving in the past year- despite repeated measures to limit vehicle numbers. “The average weekday ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Christie staff sought to stop unfolding traffic-jam scandal going public

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 06:05am by WASHINGTON POST, Reuters, AP

    ... to control the publicity damage after lane closures sparked a traffic scandal that now threatens the rise of Republican star and potential 2016 US presidential candidate Chris Christie. Christie, the larger-than-life governor of the state of New Jersey, has repeatedly apologised, and fired a top aide, after documents revealed that officials in his administration may have intentionally caused traffic ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    ‘Disruptive’ passenger forces London-bound flight back to Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:08am by DANNY LEE

    ... old man identified only as "Robert" began shouting during the flight and ignored the flight attendants' requests to calm down. The plane's crew alerted air traffic control, ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Get more cars out of busy city roads

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Electronic road toll system could ease traffic congestion The suggestion of charging a road toll to ease traffic congestion in areas of Hong Kong is not new. Despite discussions over 30 ... could ease traffic problems in heavily congested areas like Central, Wan Chai and Mong Kok. In the past, district councils of the affected areas have opposed the toll, saying it would represent ...

  5. News - China

    China cracks down on loathed traffic passes carrying official privileges

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 09:39am by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng The Beijing Traffic Management Bureau will phase out permits that allow special driving privileges, such as running red lights without consequences and free parking, ... pressed up against the inside of the windshield. These passes of privilege have been blamed for traffic problems and become a constant topic of public anger, a symbol of the rich and powerful ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    How Hong Kong could be a better city

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 11:46am by Richard Wong

    ... Income sorting tends to encourage insular neighbourhoods; the labelling effect creates a polarising perception of "us versus them" that reduces cross-traffic and sources of diversity, ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Designate marine park now to save dolphins' habitat

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... dolphin population returned. Third, the claim that “it is the speed of marine vessel traffic rather than the number of vessels that poses the most significant risk” is absurd. During the peak ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israeli negotiators arrive in Egypt for talks as Gaza truce holds

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... "both sides to exploit this truce to resume indirect negotiations immediately and work towards a comprehensive and lasting ceasefire agreement". In Gaza, shops began to open and traffic ...

  9. News - China

    Red alert for China flights as airports axe landings, restrict services during PLA exercises

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 12:02pm

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Military's use of air space to cause substantial drop in traffic at Shanghai's international airports and ban on landings at eight others ... this afternoon, and Shanghai’s two airports will see their capacity cut by 75 per cent, the mainland’s civilian air traffic authority warned. Due to the military’s use of air space above Shanghai from 2pm ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hopewell planning application angers Kennedy Road residents

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:10am by Howard Winn

    ... and is not suited to the surge in traffic that would accompany the facilities. The Transport Department also opposed it for this reason. So it was with some dismay that residents recently learnt ... and ordinance, and of course to the community. The developer's massive schemes had floundered in 2003-2008 because of strong public opposition to the development bulk and traffic impact." ...




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