To open up 2011 please find here the first in a planned new series of occasional China Streets Dispatches, to be taken from multiple sources with the goal of giving wider circulation within China and beyond to articles, emails and other outstanding contributions covering from different perspectives what the editors of C/S believe to be important matters concerning China’s streets and well-being which are worthy of both wider circulation and preservation. This first dispatch is from china.org.cn – http://www.china.org.cn/china/2010-12/23/content_21604345.htm
The Beijing municipal government said Thursday it will limit 2011 issuance of new car license plates to 240,000 and implement harsh traffic control measures to ease the city’s traffic congestion. Many Chinese netizens called this the “toughest congestion-tackling measure in history”. From Friday, Beijing car buyers will have to draw lots before obtaining a car license plate, said Zhou Zhengyu, deputy secretary-general of the Beijing municipal government.