Fri, December 24, 2010

Beijing releases new traffic rules

Beijing unveils measures to ease traffic flow

Traffic measures were announced for Beijing on Thursday, including sharply limiting new vehicle registration, in a major effort to tackle gridlock on the capital's roads. Full story

BACKGROUND

Beijing's 10-year effort in fighting over traffic jam

With more than 2,000 cars being added every day, Beijing has witnessed a frantic never-before-seen pace of car purchasing in the last month of 2010.

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