Beijing faces overcrowded roads and pollution that are constantly getting worse. Why? According to city officials, it’s because of ride-sharing services, including Uber.
Millions of Chinese citizens have been blanketed in thick smog recently, but where some people see only a dense haze, entrepreneurial Canadian businessmen see profit.
Beijing issued its first-ever red alert on Monday. The radical measure means that half the cars in the capital must stay off the streets, outdoor construction must stop, and schools must close. The pollution is simply too dangerous.
Remember Carmageddon, LA’s massive freeway widening project that was supposed to paralyze the city? (It didn’t.) The demolition of a single overpass alone took an entire weekend. Earlier this month, a major Beijing overpass was demolished and completely replaced in less than two days.
Check out Beijing's new airport terminal by Zaha Hadid: 700,000 square meters (173 acres!) in total, with an 80,000-square-meter ground transportation centre. It kind of looks like the mother of New Mexico's spaceport, from where Virgin Galactic operates:
The government in Beijing has done more than almost anywhere else in the world to encourage people to buy electric cars and still almost nobody is buying them.
No one would ever go to Beijing for its crisp air and clear skies, but smog problem in China's capital has, evidently, gotten way out of control.
Reports are coming in of a fatal crash in Beijing involving a Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder with three inside. The car's driver, who may be the son of one of China's leading Communist Party members, was killed. Now the government is apparently trying to hush it up, going so far as to ban the word "Ferrari" from online…
Mr. An was driving down a crowded Beijing highway when he noticed a truck carrying hundreds of dogs, many sick and crying, cramped into a tiny space. In a rare act of dissidence, he swerved in front of the truck and prevented it form carrying its living load to the slaughterhouse.
Visitors to China's Green Dream Park—not far from the 2008 Olympics' "Bird's Nest" stadium—are currently being greeted by a 40-foot tall, six ton Optimus Prime made from five truckloads of car and truck spare parts. Take that, Gundam.
I wonder if there's an equivalent saying in Mandarin for "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade." In this case, the lemon is the Chrysler Sebring and the lemonade is this surprisingly attractive Chinese electric car.
The big selling point of the Mercedes SLS AMG are the gull wing doors, right? Well, a competitor has emerged, and this one's packing stereotypically racist dolls for sale. The DFM Vender Truck: It's got wings too.
The Hunan University State Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacture for Vehicle Body bus is epic. So much so we're naming it for the prestigious and made-up Jalopnik Best of Show for Tremendous Advancements in Non-Normative Wheel Layout award.
Why this MINI Countryman was hiding in sniper camouflage, we don't know. But, judging by the wacky-haired Chinese hipster kids nonchalantly hanging out around the hidden car, it's got a good chance at taking a few out.
Isn't this truck sexy as hell? This Genlvon Mynx was strutting its stuff in the heavy truck pavilion outside the Beijing Motor Show's main venue and the giant Victoria's Secret angel wings had everyone in attendance titillated.
Like most Chinese copies, the furries of the Beijing Motor Show — from Pandas to bus people — are both creepier and more hilarious than the originals. Here's western culture's strangest fetish viewed through a cheaply constructed Chinese knockoff prism.