Friday, April 3, 2015

China invests USD 3.5B in Brazil oil

Zero Hedge: "With that in mind, we find it somewhat ironic that the China Development Bank (which isn’t the same as the AIIB but which we think might offer some clues as the how the new venture will be run under Beijing’s control), is set to provide $3.5 billion in financing to Brazil’s deeply indebted Petrobras. The new funding comes 6 years after a $10 billion oil export deal between the company and China and just days after Brazil signed up as a founding member of the AIIB. "

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

China walking into same oil-dependency trap as US

New oil pipeline highlights China’s effort to strengthen energy security - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun: "KYAUKPYU, Myanmar--China has constructed a pipeline to pump crude oil from the Bay of Bengal to southern China through Myanmar as part of an effort to ease its reliance on the pirate-ridden Malacca Strait.

China also constructed a deep-water port in Myanmar so it can annually transport 22 millions tons of crude, the equivalent of 8 percent of China's total oil import in 2013, through the pipeline."

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Beijing to Moscow in 30 hours -- by train

Zero Hedge : "China will build a 7,000-kilometer (4,350-mile) high-speed rail link from Beijing to Moscow, at a cost of 1.5 trillion yuan ($242 billion), Beijing’s city government said. The rail-link - which will bring travel time between Beijing and Moscow down from 5 days to 30 hours "

Monday, December 29, 2014

Beijing takes a wrong turn, follows US folly of promoting consumerism with #publictransit fare hike

Xinhua : "BEIJING, Dec. 28 (Xinhuanet) -- New fares are now in place on Beijing's public transport. Having come into effect on Sunday, the new system doubles the current prices on average, but does include some discount schemes.

A new pricing policy ending a 7-year economical travelling in the Chinese capital."

Saturday, December 27, 2014

武汉治理拥堵推行错峰上下班 将实施公交免费换乘_新浪湖北_新浪网

武汉治理拥堵推行错峰上下班 将实施公交免费换乘_新浪湖北_新浪网: "明年7月18日,调整后的公交网络开始运营,同步实施优惠换乘。

  推错峰上下班上下学缓拥堵

  据介绍,错峰上下班、上下学主要有两个方案。

  武汉党政机关、事业单位、社会团体,以及商业企业在早晚高峰错开上下班时间——倡导中央在汉、省级党政机关上午上班时间为8:00。市级党政机关上午上班时间为8:30。倡导在汉事业单位、社会团体上午上班时间为8:30~9:00。倡导商业企业上午上班时间为9:00以后。指导新城区工业企业根据实际情况自行调整上午上班时间。

  武汉中小学、幼儿园错峰上学——认真执行国家课程计划,严格学校作息时间,开展教学常规检查,督促学校不得无故延长学生在校时间,特别是不得将放学时间和社会上下班时间重叠。开展小学生日托管理实验,进一步错开社会上下班时间,减缓因学生上下学引发的交通拥堵问题。"



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Friday, November 28, 2014

Beijing to carry out 110 measures on public transportation

CCTV.com: "Apart from the price adjustments, Beijing is rolling out a slew of measures to provide better services to passengers.

Four new subway lines will be operational by the end of this year. More bus lanes will be set aside on major roads and expressways. Passengers will be able to monitor subway traffic in real-time via the Internet so as to plan their commute more effectively.

Improved transportation system will ensure that in three years, 90 percent of the passengers in the capital can walk within one kilometre to the nearest subway station. All buses will also be equipped with air conditioners."