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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

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

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