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  1. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Growing numbers of urban dwellers switch on to convenience of carpools

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... reached the same conclusion as a growing number of urban mainlanders: it was time to carpool. More specifically, Shi "vanpools". For 50 yuan (HK$61) a day- half the price of a taxi- Shi ... issued a nationwide call for more spending to improve urban transport. But the expansion of bus and train lines may do little to slow the increase in traffic congestion. Beijing built 13 subways- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1111021/growing-numbers-urban-dwellers-switch-convenience-carpools
  2. Chen wants out- U.S. and China in renewed talks

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu and Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng says Beijing has reneged on promises to safeguard his family and wants to leave China- a dramatic U-turn that has prompted renewed talks between US and Chinese diplomats. A US official said the assistant secretary of state, Kurt Campbell, had been in touch with the Chinese side about Chen's case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999992/chen-wants-out-us-and-china-renewed-talks
  3. Beijing makes urban rail sector stimulus moves

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... money into urban rail systems, with trillions of yuan in new spending planned. Some 3 trillion yuan (HK$3.7 trillion) will be spent to build 6,100 kilometres of urban railway from 2011 to 2020, says Zhang Guohua, vice-chairman of the Transportation Institute of the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design. Recently, 28 mainland cities have received official approval to build rail ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003261/beijing-makes-urban-rail-sector-stimulus-moves
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The great green grid of China

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Laurence Brahm Laurence Brahm says Beijing should redouble its push for renewable energy, which would create new opportunities for growth and, in turn, bolster its political sustainability ... energy comes from coal. Hydropower and nuclear account for most of the remaining output, while renewable energy- mostly solar and wind- is a remarkably low 0.7 per cent. The first response ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1092326/great-green-grid-china
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The people are Beijing's ally in fight for cleaner air

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by SCOTT MOORE

    ... measured pollution that was so bad it leapt off the chart. Most notable about this most recent urban air pollution crisis is that it highlights like never before the folly of the Chinese government's secretive approach to the issue. Beijing has consistently tried to downplay and ignore the severity of urban air pollution, in the process choking off the popular participation needed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1133812/people-are-beijings-ally-fight-cleaner-air
  6. Urban Drift

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Photography exhibition (including Beijing Worker, left) by former BBC journalist Ben McMillan explores urbanisation in China. Opens today, 9am-9pm daily. The Landmark, 15 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2522 0405 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721109/urban-drift
  7. Residents snub poll on renewal plan

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Mainland media have been abuzz with coverage of a ground-breaking referendum on the redevelopment of a run-down Beijing residential area but 74-year-old Yu Huanran said yesterday that he boycotted the ballot in protest against the plans. The 5, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596518/residents-snub-poll-renewal-plan
  8. Renewed anti-graft campaign nets 97,000

    Posted Feb 14th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... year as a result of President Hu Jintao's renewed anti-graft campaign, the party's discipline watchdog said yesterday. Gan Yisheng, secretary-general of the party's Central ... to try to stamp out graft, saying that the epidemic could threaten its rule and survival. Mr Hu renewed the campaign last year with the high-profile arrest of Chen, considered a key member ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/581992/renewed-anti-graft-campaign-nets-97000
  9. Mainland's new air pollution values adopted

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... a national outcry over last year's increasingly bad air in urban areas. The new standards, which the Ministry of Environmental Protection revised late last year, were aimed at easing mounting ... part of the monitoring data, China News Service reported. The statement also said urban air pollution troubles, especially persistent smog, remained a daunting challenge, due to rapid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994081/mainlands-new-air-pollution-values-adopted
  10. Low-cost housing is no answer to mainland's economic prayers

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland The optimists who believe the mainland will glide to a cyclical soft landing invariably point to its massive programme of social housing construction to support their argument that Beijing can succeed in maintaining rapid growth while tackling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991984/low-cost-housing-no-answer-mainlands-economic-prayers

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