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China's Love Affair With Cars Chokes Air In Cities

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 01.31.2013 | World

BEIJING -- Endless lines of slow-moving cars emerge like apparitions and then disappear again into the gloom of the thick smog that has shrouded Beiji...

China Road Accidents Kill 56 People In One Day

AP | Posted 12.08.2011 | World

BEIJING -- Three major road accidents in China killed 56 people on the last day of a weeklong holiday, including 35 people who died when a bus collide...

Despite A Lottery To Limit Car Purchases, China Still Struggles To Battle Traffic

E.O./Worldcrunch | Qi Yue | Posted 10.01.2011 | World

BEIJING - Amidst much fanfare and many questions, the capital approved a new license plate "lottery" system last year to restrict the number of new ca...

Chinese Traffic Jam Enters 9th Day, Spans Over 60 Miles

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

And you thought your commute was bad. A 62-mile-long traffic jam on a highway leading to Beijing has now entered its ninth day, with no relief in si...

Beijing Bans Half of City's Cars During Games

AP | STEPHEN WADE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BEIJING — Half of Beijing's 3.3 million vehicles will be pulled off the roads during the Olympics to help clean the city's noxious air for the g...