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Briefs, February 18, 2013

The top official overseeing anti-corruption efforts in Chongzhou, Sichuan, killed himself yesterday morning by jumping from his office in the headquarters of the city's prosecution department, an official from the prosecutors' office told the South China Morning Post. 

Monday, 18 February, 2013, 4:57am

Four new subway lines open in Beijing

The ornately decorated Dongsi station on the newly-opened Subway Line 6 in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

Beijing put four subway lines and extensions into operation yesterday as part of the capital's efforts to expand its public urban transport network and ease traffic congestion.

31 Dec 2012 - 5:37am 1 comment

Talking points

Marine Department will meet leaders of the ferry, pleasure boat and fishing industries to discuss immediate measures to improve safety.

Talks on ferry safety

26 Oct 2012 - 2:10am

Centres of attraction

Beijing Zoo 137 Xizhimenwai Main Street, Xicheng district

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Crash 'could have been avoided'

Tuesday's crash on Shanghai's subway system has triggered a surge of fear and anger among mainlanders, with most pointing fingers at the government for the nation's public transport safety woes.

29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Answers sought on subway death

A few onlookers took photos and comforted the 48-year-old mother of a woman whose son died last year in a fall from the platform of Beijing's Gulou Dajie subway station.

On the dusty edge of the platform, Meng Chaohong and her family held large photos of Ma Yue, who died a year ago last Tuesday.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

National halt to use of Otis escalator

The mainland's quality watchdog has ordered a nationwide halt to the use of one model of escalator made by Otis, which the authorities said bore 'unshakeable responsibility' for a malfunction that killed a boy at a Beijing subway station on Tuesday.

9 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Subway operator challenged

The operator of Beijing's subway system said yesterday that the escalator that suddenly reversed at a station on Line 4 on Tuesday, killing a 13-year-old boy and injuring 30 people, was a heavy-duty model, as were the other escalators used at the capital's subway stations.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Out of the blue, Beijing caught by heavy rainfall

The heaviest rain in years took Beijing by surprise yesterday afternoon, crippling subways, roads and the airport.

The Beijing Meteorological Bureau issued a yellow heavy-rain warning at about 3pm, predicting that a thunderstorm would hit the city in six hours. At 4.10pm, the weather authorities reduced the warning to blue - the least severe.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Provinces to help secure Beijing

Beijing extended its security perimeter to six additional provinces and municipalities as the government stretched its resources and flexed its muscles to ensure nothing spoils its grand National Day parade on October 1.

8 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Olympic subway network set to open

Officials expect three new links to start soon

Beijing's new congestion-busting Olympic subway lines are due to open this weekend - just in time to serve the millions of car drivers banned from their vehicles under the odd-even rule, which comes into effect on Sunday.

18 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Rail chief confident subway network will unclog roads

Beijing will step up its campaign to drive its car-obsessed citizens out of their vehicles and onto the city's expanding subway network, a top transport official said yesterday.

Lu Zongcun, general manager of Beijing MTR's communication division, said 'speed, convenience and cheap tickets would be enough to attract people' onto the subways.

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Concrete bungle

Ma Bingsheng is fed up. After six years of battling Beijing's ever-slowing traffic, the fiftysomething taxi driver is preparing to do the once-unthinkable: retire in his wife's native village in Hebei province . 'Beijing has become impossible,' he said. 'You can't get around and the air is awful. There's nothing left for us old Beijingers. I'm getting out.'

15 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Commuters take advantage of lower fares

Rush-hour commuters in Beijing packed trains along the main subway line yesterday as more people took advantage of a flat 2-yuan ticket fee and a new subway line.

The north-south No 5 subway line came into operation on Sunday, the same day prices dropped from 3 yuan to 2 yuan for any single journey on the No1, 2 and 13 lines.

9 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Beijingers cheer opening of north-south subway line

New line expected to ease traffic congestion, air pollution

Yesterday may have been the last day of the week-long National Day holiday but for many people in the capital there was a party atmosphere as they celebrated the opening of Beijing's No 5 subway line.

8 Oct 2007 - 12:00am