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Revamped Highway to Connect Shenzhen, Dongguan, and Huizhou

Posted: 06/10/2014 4:41 pm

A revamped highway designed to improve transportation across Shenzhen, Dongguan, and Huizhou will officially open tomorrow, reports Southern Metropolis Daily.

The former Shenzhen-Huizhou 3A and 3B roads have been optimized into the “Shenzhen-Huizhou 3 Line”.

The Shenzhen-Huizhou 3 Line will connect the main traffic artery at Ruyi Road, Longgang District in Shenzhen with Longfeng Boulevard in Fenggang, Dongguan as well as integrating itself from Huiyang, Huizhou all the way to coastal areas on the east side of Shenzhen that include Kuiyong/Kwai Chung, Dapeng, Nan’ao, and Pingshan.

The highway will connect a large number of passenger transfer stations. They include: Qiuchangbai Bus Terminal in Huiyang, Kengzi Street Office, Guohuikang in Pingshan, Wuzhoulong, Shimao Department Store, Longgan Central Bus Terminal, Huangge Cuifan, Yantian Customs, Pinghu Bus Terminal, Foxconn, Huawei, Vanke City, Sakata Private Market, Meilin Joint Inspection Station, and Shenzhen North Station.

Also opening tomorrow will be the “Shenzhen-Huizhou 3 Line Seaside Line”. This new highway will serve Shenzhen, Dongguan, and Huizhou and five surrounding counties, and is integrated with current Shenzhen transportation routes.

Photo: Dongguan Times 


[Photos] Record-Breaking Holiday Crowds In Guangdong

Posted: 06/3/2014 3:46 pm

dameisha beach dragon boat festival holiday weekend guangdong people crowdsDid you spend this past Dragon Boat holiday festival at home, doing nothing? Well, it wasn’t entirely spent in vain because you were in fact doing something—avoiding the huge crowds that clogged transportation routes and tourist destinations throughout Guangdong.

dameisha beach dragon boat festival holiday weekend guangdong people crowdsdameisha beach dragon boat festival holiday weekend guangdong people crowdsShenzhen traffic police reported that traffic for access routes to Daxiao Meisha and Dapeng were congested with “rush hour conditions” for ten hours from June 1 until yesterday morning. 256,000 cars were said to have been involved in a traffic jam 14 kilometers long.

720,000 commuters took the Guangzhou Metro on June 2, a 15% rise from last year. May 31 was also a traffic heavy day with 650,000 commuters.

dameisha beach dragon boat festival holiday weekend guangdong people crowds

But getting there is only half the fun; just ask the record-breaking 16,000 visitors that descended upon Dameisha Seaside Public Park. The only reason so many people would choose to crowd together so densely must be because they obviously enjoy each other’s company, like so:dameisha beach dragon boat festival holiday weekend guangdong people crowdsdameisha beach dragon boat festival holiday weekend guangdong people crowdsdameisha beach dragon boat festival holiday weekend guangdong people crowds

All of this price came at a cost, however. A closer look at the swarms of holiday-goers revealed a grubbier side:dameisha beach dragon boat festival holiday weekend guangdong people crowds

However, crowds don’t always have negative connotations, especially when everyone’s favorite endangered species-a la commodity of cuteness made a mass appearance at the Canton Tower in Guangzhou:canton tower panda canton tower panda

Oh, endangered panda: you’ll never over-populate us with the cuddleness you provide!

Photo: Shenzhen Evening Report via Weibo (2), China Daily via Weibo, Shenzhen Traffic Police via Weibo, China Guangzhou Information Dissemintation via Weibo, Guangzhou Daily via Weibo


PRD News Brief: Mini-Minivan, One Toll, City Hall Shakeup, Accidents Galore

Posted: 04/23/2014 2:48 pm

mini minivan dongguanHere it is—the mini-minivan. Mr Zhong creation is hailed as a “masterpiece” by his neighbors, and is chiefly used to ferry his grandson to school. The pride of Hengkeng Village, Liaobu County, city of Dongguan cost 5000 yuan to create, and—hey, is that a Hello Kitty decal?

The fastest elevator in the world will be installed at the Guangzhou CTF Financial Centre, planned for completion in 2016. It will take just 43 seconds to go up the building’s 95 floors, a distance of 440 meters. Maybe this will compensate for the fast escalators down in Hong Kong.

With a 2-1 win over Yokohama F. Marinos, Guangzhou Evergrande has qualified for the final 16 bracket of the AFC Champions League.

For whom the bell tolls: Starting April 28, there will be a single flat rate charged for using the Guangdong Provincial Expressway.

Love taking the bus in Guangzhou? You’ll be pleased to know there will be 100 extra bus routes planned for the end of the year instead of 50 as originally planned.

File under “I didn’t know they needed so many“: in a shakeup at Dongguan City Hall, seven deputy mayors have been re-assigned.

Daily police patrols in Zhuhai will increase on May 1 by 720 police officers, of which 450 will be armed special forces. This coincides with the increase of Guangzhou police patrols by 11,000 as well as the announcements of armed police in other Chinese cities like Shanghai. With all these guns, we’re wondering if there will be an increase in police shootings of suspects that will all be bad people, of course.

Cao X Bao, a Dongguan man who tracked down thieves that stole a ring from his sister and then trapped, beat, and demanded RMB 20K in compensation from them has been fined 3000 yuan.

A Shenzhen man named Wu stabbed his ex-wife Zhang to death on April 20 before severely injuring her boyfriend Fu and then turning the blade upon himself,unsuccessfully.

A man accidentally drove into an industrial run-off channel beside the Songlin Industries in Chang’an County in Dongguan in the early hours of April 22. Attempts to resuscitate him failed after he was pulled from the submerged car.

Photo: Time DG


Traffic hell: 70km long traffic jam following accident on Shenzhen-Shantou highway

Posted: 04/3/2013 5:44 pm

The photos of this traffic jam aren’t pretty.

An accident has caused a huge pileup on the Shenzhen-Shantou highway.  Cars are currently backed up for more than 70 kilometres after an accident shortly after 3pm today (April 3).  The long stretch of road has become a virtual parking lot, with people getting out of their cars because nobody’s moving.

If you have plans to head to Shantou, best shelve them for a while. If you must go though, police are asking people to take highway 324 instead.

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