Cold front to clear Beijing air

A strong cold front is expected to clear up lingering smog in Beijing on Tuesday night, the city’s meteorological bureau said Monday. The Chinese capital has been shrouded in heavy smog for five straight days. As the city’s air quality has hovered at hazardous levels, the public has been advised to stay indoors and to […]

Beijing sees 7.6 pct housing price decrease in 2012

Beijing has seen an increase in the number of residential apartments sold in the city and witnessed a drop in prices for newly built homes in 2012, the Beijing Real Estate Association said on Sunday. The capital sold about 230,000 residential apartments, a 36.9 percent year-on-year increase, statistics released by the association said. The average […]

Beijing opens 4 new subway lines

Beijing opens 4 new subway lines

Beijing put four new subway lines into operation on Sunday, increasing its daily passenger capacity by about 1.5 million. The new lines have brought the number of subway lines in Beijing to 16, raising the national capital’s total subway transport capacity to over 9 million passengers per day, said the Beijing Metro Company. The total […]

Beijing property sales surge on demand

Amid the recovery of the city’s real estate market, commercial property sales in Beijing increased by over 30 percent year on year to 13.1 million square meters in the first 10 months of 2012, according to the latest figures unveiled on Monday. Home sales in Beijing soared by over 45 percent year on year to […]

China-US military bands hold joint concert in Beijing

China-US military bands hold joint concert in Beijing

The United States Army Band has held its first performance in China. In a goodwill musical exchange focusing on friendship and cooperation through the performing arts, the two countries´ military bands made history by holding a joint concert at Beijing’s National Center of Performing Arts. Entitled “Friendship and Cooperation through Music”, the joint concert paired […]

China Education Expo opens in Beijing

China Education Expo opens in Beijing

The China Education Expo 2012 has opened in Beijing. More than 500 universities from 38 countries and regions are attending the event to attract more Chinese talent. As China boasts the highest number of students studying overseas, the market is becoming more mature and diverse. Xu Fang has worked at an overseas studies intermediary agency […]

Beijing’s PM2.5 monitoring network releases complete data

A network to monitor PM2.5 in the air in the Chinese capital was completed Saturday as another 15 monitoring stations began releasing real-time data. The network, which is composed of 35 PM2.5 monitoring stations, will publish the air quality data online, according to the Beijing Environment Monitoring Center. The PM2.5 air quality standard monitors fine […]

Beijing property sales increase Jan-July

Beijing property sales increase Jan-July

Commercial property sales in Beijing increased 21.7 percent year on year to 8.19 million square meters in the first seven months of 2012 as the real estate market recovered from a one-year period of gloom, according to new data. Of the total, commercial housing sales soared 31.2 percent year on year to 6.21 million square […]

Beijing issued yellow alert for geological disasters as more rain to pelt

Beijing on Wednesday morning issued an alert for geological disasters as a rainstorm is forecast to soak the capital from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning. At 9:25 a.m., Beijing Municipal Bureau of Land and Resources and Beijing Meteorological Bureau jointly issued the yellow alert for possible geological disasters of mud-slides, cave-ins and landslips in mountainous […]