2014 Beijing Marathon opens registration for foreign runners

The 2014 Beijing International Marathon has started registration process for foreign runners, organizers revealed in Beijing on Sunday. The organizers have adjusted the race events and slots allocation with the mini marathon event being cancelled in 2014. The full-race marathon will be open to 26,000 entrants and half marathon to 4000 entrants. According to the […]

Beijing increases air patrols to combat terrorism

Beijing increases air patrols to combat terrorism

Beijing police have increased helicopter patrols since May as an anti-terror precaution, according to the municipal public security authorities. Yang Dongfeng, captain of the air police team, said eight patrol routes cover almost all transport hubs, major urban centers, open markets, parks and checkpoints on highway entrances to Beijing. The Beijing helicopter police team was […]

Beijing to hold lottery for low-cost housing

Beijing’s plan to build low-cost housing for residential use has attracted wide attention since last month. Intended buyers can apply for the first batch of flats through a lottery by the end of this month, the Beijing News reports. The Beijing Municipal Commission of Housing and Urban-Rural Development unveiled its plan to supply 70,000 units […]

Fire in Beijing kills ten

A fire in Beijing killed at least ten people Tuesday night, local police said. The fire in a storehouse in Xiaowuji of Chaoyang District was reported to the police at around 8:30 p.m., with burning areas covering more than 500 squre meters. Fourteen people have been retrieved from the burnt site. At least ten people […]

Year’s first rainfall for Beijing

The first rainfall of the year fell in Beijing Tuesday, after weeks of haze, dust and drought. The city’s weather bureau said precipitation averaged 4 mm in the six hours from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. The average volume reached 4.2 mm in downtown areas, and 4.9 mm in the northwestern suburbs. The Baihepu Reservoir […]

Beijing to construct new subway line

Construction of a new subway line will start next month in Beijing to help ease traffic in the Chinese capital. The No.16 Line, which will link the Yongfeng high-tech industrial base in the north with Lugouqiao town in the south, will pass through downtown Beijing. It is expected to be put into operation by the […]

Cold front to clear Beijing air

A strong cold front is expected to clear up lingering smog in Beijing on Tuesday night, the city’s meteorological bureau said Monday. The Chinese capital has been shrouded in heavy smog for five straight days. As the city’s air quality has hovered at hazardous levels, the public has been advised to stay indoors and to […]

Beijing sees 7.6 pct housing price decrease in 2012

Beijing has seen an increase in the number of residential apartments sold in the city and witnessed a drop in prices for newly built homes in 2012, the Beijing Real Estate Association said on Sunday. The capital sold about 230,000 residential apartments, a 36.9 percent year-on-year increase, statistics released by the association said. The average […]

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