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Pictured: 'zombie' commuters ditch cars and walk amid massive Beijing traffic jam

Users on Sina Weibo liken the scene to a zombie apocalypse.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 3:39pm 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, May 22, 2013

Hong Kong is currently going through a period of realisation that, because a greater proportion of its inhabitants are in the "senior" category, something needs to be done about the retirement age.

27 May 2013 - 10:14am

Police struggle to stop jaywalkers as Beijing launches road safety campaign

Police officers donning reflective vests and shoulder-mounted cameras manned more than 150 street crossings in Beijing yesterday to catch and fine jaywalkers, as the capital ramped up efforts to improve crossing safety.

7 May 2013 - 4:50am

Jakarta faces lengthy wait for metro fix to gridlock

Ajeng Dewanti wakes up every weekday before sunrise, squeezes into an overcrowded car, and spends the next two hours making the 17-kilometre journey through the Jakarta gridlock to her work.

6 May 2013 - 4:47am

Volunteers rush to aid quake victims in Lushan but end up clogging roads

Volunteers have rushed to the quake-hit county of Lushan to donate supplies, lend a helping hand and do whatever good they can, despite calls by authorities not to come.

22 Apr 2013 - 7:54am 1 comment

Rescuers battle to help victims of Sichuan quake as death toll hits 188

Relief teams battled to gain access to isolated areas in quake-hit Sichuan province as the death toll rose to 188 yesterday, with more than 11,000 injured and 21 still missing.

24 Apr 2013 - 10:01am 1 comment

Hong Kong's growing network of walkways

Depending on where you live in Hong Kong, you could walk to work, stop off afterwards to pick up groceries, have a jacket made and then head home without leaving the comfort of an air-conditioned environment; you can even make your way to the airport, catch a flight and return home without having to set foot on any Hong Kong pavement, as garment exporter Ivan Tang has done.

19 Mar 2013 - 10:09am

Move to cut tunnel traffic congestion

There is a lot of talk again about the congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. Some of this congestion can be easily prevented, as I have suggested numerous times to the tunnel's management.

11 Mar 2013 - 3:16am 2 comments

Our good fortune in meeting Mr Luk

If you blow a tyre in the middle of fast-moving traffic, there is no better place for that to happen than inside the Tai Lam Tunnel.

12 Feb 2013 - 2:45am 6 comments

Letters to the Editor, February 6, 2013

Pedestrianise Des Voeux Road Central

One thing that is certain regarding the new administration is that it is serious about tackling environmental problems that have been around for years.

6 Feb 2013 - 1:38am 4 comments

Shanghai licence plates 'precious as gold,' says vice mayor

If scoring a licence plate for your car in Shanghai means winning an auction, getting one for your car in the future will be akin to winning the lottery.

28 Jan 2013 - 5:39pm 2 comments

What the local media says

More village houses have been built on farmland for sale, which is against the law, amid a property boom. Reporters found a 1,300 sq ft luxury house with a 2,200 sq ft garden in Yuen Leng village, Tai Po, was offered for HK$4.98 million. 

26 Jan 2013 - 5:25am

No action taken against tycoons

I work in Wan Chai near the Fook Lam Moon "tycoon's canteen" restaurant.

22 Jan 2013 - 2:03am 1 comment

Trains, planes and automobiles come to a halt as blizzards blanket Europe

Air, road and rail traffic across much of Europe suffered major disruptions yesterday as heavy snow and freezing weather gripped the continent.

22 Jan 2013 - 6:49am

Snow disrupts air, road traffic in northern China

Snow in northern China has forced the cancellation of more than 100 flights and the closure of dozens of highways, authorities said Sunday.

20 Jan 2013 - 3:53pm