Beijing’s original ring road followed Tram Line No 4, a route which defined the city centre at the turn of the last century. As Beijing expands, so have its ring roads. The new Seventh Ring Road will link neighbouring Hebei and Tianjin, becoming part of President Xi Jinping’s planned megacity.
Ebola is one of the deadliest viruses on earth, with a mortality rate of up to 90 per cent, higher than influenza viruses. Currently, the virus is spreading in West Africa, leading the WHO to say that it is spreading faster than efforts to control it.
Apart from the first and second world wars, the Tour de France has been held every year since 1903 when journalist Geo Lesevre at L'Auto magazine envisaged a cycle race across the country.