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Shanghai mulling congestion charges to combat pollution

With notoriously bad traffic and pollution, Shanghai may institute a congestion charge, similar to what's been seen in London and Singapore (and considered i

China unveils... 60-mile traffic jam?

We will never complain about our commute again. Ever. According to MSNBC, gridlock traffic has now grown to cover a total of 60 miles between Beijing and Zhangjiakou. It's been that way since August 14th, and officials say that the situation doesn't look to improve until workers wrap up road repairs on September 13. If that wasn't bad enough, a slew of broken-down vehicles and fender benders have cropped up as a result of the slow-going commute.

Beijing citizens find the "no-car" rules difficult to follow

It seems that Beijing citizens aren't having an easy go of following the car ban. I mean, how could you find these rules complicated? Private vehicles are divided into five groups, and care that have license plates that end with a "1" or a "6" are banned on Mondays, those with "2" or "7" are banned on Tuesdays, and so on. Everyone can drive on weekends. Currently, the

Beijing to continue limiting traffic in wake of Olympics

During and before this summer's Olympic games, a significant amount of attention was given to the air quality that the world's top athletes would be breathing in Beijing. As was widely reported, the city's air was highly contaminated due to an abundance of people, manufacturing plants and automobiles. As you are likely aware, the city limited the number of cars that could be on its roads before and