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Beijing’s Accent, Pollution, and Subway…Welcomes Me

Beijing’s Accent, Pollution, and Subway…Welcomes Me

First impressions of Beijing: Smog smog smog. In fact, does the smog cause Beijingers to speak the way they do or what? At least they have cheap subway tickets.

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Shanghai to Beijing: Take the Train or the Plane?

Shanghai to Beijing: Take the Train or the Plane?

Shanghai to Beijing, should one take a short couple hour flight or the overnight train? One trip highlights how this depends on your schedule and train choice.

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ExploreMetro: Useful, Intuitive China Subway Maps & Information

ExploreMetro: Useful, Intuitive China Subway Maps & Information

Every so often you run into something so completely wonderful, it forces you to ask yourself, “how the hell did I never hear of this before?” ExploreMetro... 

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Beijing South Station High-Speed Railway:Tianjin in 30 Minutes (Part I)

Beijing South Station High-Speed Railway:Tianjin in 30 Minutes (Part I)

File this under: super-fast, super-fast, and super-fast again. It’s the kind of stuff that gets many a Swiss train enthusiast (namely yours truly) excited... 

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Mobility With Limits During Olympics — the Road Limits

Mobility With Limits During Olympics — the Road Limits

It’s with us already — you’re seeing less and less cars (zero cars in the Olympic lanes, unless you’re an Olympian yourself) on the streets.... 

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Getting To Know Beijing’s Subway Line 10 (Part 2)

Getting To Know Beijing’s Subway Line 10 (Part 2)

It’s on with the program. If you didn’t blink, you’ll know where we are — we just introduced Beijing’s Subway Line 10 last week. This... 

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Getting To Know Beijing’s Subway Line 10 (Part 1)

Getting To Know Beijing’s Subway Line 10 (Part 1)

Beijing’s Subway Line 10, slated to open in June 2008, looks at first to be an arc line — the only arc line of its type when it opens. Having just been... 

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When the Beijing Subway Starts <I>Not</i> Making Sense

When the Beijing Subway Starts Not Making Sense

It’s Guomao. You know, that big “place” in eastern urban Beijing where everything’s supposed to make sense. Make sense as in economically.... 

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