Guangxi Prov plants 70 power poles in a 300 meter sidewalk

| November 1st, 2014

Just another reminder of how capable the city planners are in China, Beihai City of Guangxi Province shows to the world that it can plant 70 power poles in a 300-meter long sidewalk. Residents in the area complained that the overloaded power poles not only occupy the their walking space, also the criss-crossing wires overhead are invitations for safety hazards.

Oct 31, reporter visited the community management office to find out why that area is in so much need for power. An […]Read more…

Is “Chinese Street Crossing Style” a character issue?

| November 28th, 2012

Recently, a conversation on Sina Weibo and an op-ed in Blog Weekly addressed the question, “Is ‘Chinese street crossing style’ [meaning jay walking] a character issue?” Author Yuan Xiaobin, whose op-ed was published in Blog Weekly, came to the conclusion that, No, pedestrians jay-walking isn’t a character issue, but by limiting the question to pedestrians, commentators are missing the full scope of the problem.

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