Traffic on the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao expressway resumed

Traffic on the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao expressway resumed

Traffic on the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macao expressway resumed at noon Tuesday after divers removed 81 vehicles that were stranded on the expressway following Saturday’s massive downpour in Beijing. Traffic resumed on the expressway at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday following cleanup efforts by emergency rescue teams. Ten divers and hundreds of rescuers spent two days pulling submerged cars […]

Beijingers survive urban flooding

Beijingers survive urban flooding

Beijing residents found their own way out at the weekend amid massive rainstorms that made many parts of the megacity swimming pools. Ten people have died and more than 50,000 have been relocated following the heaviest storm to hit the Chinese capital in 61 years, said the municipal flood control headquarters, citing that the average […]

Beijing lawmakers to tighten anti-smoking regulations

Smokers who violate a smoking ban in Beijing will have to pay a hefty fine of up to 200 yuan (31.7 U.S. dollars) after the enactment of an anti-smoking amendment that is currently undergoing a public hearing. The Standing Committee of the Beijing Municipal People’s Congress is holding a public hearing on the drafted amendment. […]

Beijing withdraws demolition plan for late writer’s residence

Beijing withdraws demolition plan for late writer’s residence

An old Beijing neighborhood may be safe from the wrecking ball thanks to the fame of its former tenant, Chinese writer Lu Xun. Wang Shaofeng, head of Beijing’s Xicheng District, said Lu’s former residence will not be demolished, and its surrounding community, which is known for its traditional courtyard-style homes, will also be preserved. “The […]

Plant 100,000 trees in one month: new afforestation project in Beijing

Plant 100,000 trees in one month: new afforestation project in Beijing

Beijing will build large forest landscape along 15 embankments of Yongding River. In the next five years, the city’s waterfront forest will be increased by 118,000 acres. The afforestation project started yesterday in a detention reservoir of Yongding River, over 2000 people joined the beginning ceremony of the project. By the 15th of April, 100,000 […]