GPS data from over 30,000 Beijing cabs have provided researchers at Microsoft Research Asia glimpses into underlying causes of congestion in the city. Typically, the culprit is missing or flawed connections.
Sep 28, 2011 Technology Review
Traffic safety is an emerging issue in China, and officials are treating drunk driving, the cause of more than 50% of traffic fatalities, severely - so much so that a new business is flourishing: chauffeur service.
Jul 25, 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek via SF Chronicle
Developers in China are pushing forward plans to build a 4-million-square-foot shopping mall as part of a major cultural center outside of Beijing's Central business district. It will be the biggest mall in the country.
Jan 6, 2011 Baltimore Business Journal
In an effort to reduce congestion, Beijing is planning to reduce the amount of vehicle registrations it issues.
Jan 1, 2011 Inhabitat
To reduce congestion, Beijing will follow in Shanghai's footsteps set 10 years ago by limiting new car registrations; only Beijing residents will be able to obtain one,and only vehicles with such plates will be allowed entrance to city center in 2011
Dec 27, 2010 The Wall Street Journal: Autos
By looking at Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai, this article from <em>City Journal</em> explores how politics and different governmental ideologies have shaped the growth of these mega-cities.
Dec 19, 2010 City Journal
Dense cities, argues Daniel Garst, are shaped like a pyramid, with the most density in the middle and sloping sides. Beijing, on the other hand, has developed more like a circus tent, with density at the sides but single-story homes in the middle.
Oct 17, 2010 China Daily
Small enclaves of low-wage workers in Beijing have been walled off from their surroundings in an effort to reduce crime. The separating walls have become a local controversy.
Oct 6, 2010 The New York Times
The transportation agencies of Los Angeles and Beijing -- two of the world's most congested cities -- are joining forces to address their traffic issues.
Sep 16, 2010 The Source
Marina Hyde writes that the "horrible thing about China's 62-mile nine-day jam was that it destroyed the certainty that travel will inevitably result in arrival."
Sep 4, 2010 The Guardian