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August 2012

China considers criminalising speeding and overloading

1 August 2012
China’s State Council has revealed that serious cases of speeding and driving of overloaded vehicles could be made criminal offences. The announcement came after a spate of fatal road accidents that involved speeding...

Shanghai-Chengdu railway extended to Yichang

1 August 2012
The trans-China Shanghai-Chengdu railway, currently under construction, has been extended another leg to Yichang, Hubei province, reported Xinhua....

Government increases railway spending

1 August 2012
China will increase railway spending by Rmb64bn to Rmb580bn in 2012, the Ministry of Railways said, updating an investment plan published earlier in July. The 12.4 per cent increase on planned spending will involve about R...

Chongqing to build European trade cargo distribution centre

1 August 2012
Chongqing’s Liangjiang New Area will build a distribution centre for European trade cargo later this year....

State Council sets out development strategy for middle region

1 August 2012
China’s Premier Wen Jiabao chaired a working meeting for the standing committee of the State Council on 25 July, setting out steps to develop the central region of the country....

Global liner conference to focus on Yangtze shipping

1 August 2012
A global shipping conference in Singapore attended by CEOs of shipping giants such as Maersk and APL will include a focus on Yangtze container shipping....

Expansion starts at Wuhan airport

1 August 2012
A ceremony was held on 26 July to mark the beginning of constructing Terminal 3 at Wuhan Tianhe Airport, attended by Deputy Minister of Transport and Director of China Civil Aviation Authority Li Jiaxiang and Hubei provincial...

Shipping resumed at the Three Gorges shiplocks

1 August 2012
Shipping was resumed at 8am on 26 July at the Three Gorges shiplocks after 48 hours’ suspension due to the biggest flood since their operation began in 2003....

Wuhan launches China’s first patrol and rescue vessel

1 August 2012
China’s first large vessel with dual functions of patrol and rescue ordered by China Maritime Safety Authorities went into the water from Wuchang Shipyard in Wuhan on 28 July....

Water levels continue to rise on Yangtze

1 August 2012
Affected by flooding in central and western parts of China, the Yangtze River is experiencing rising water levels....
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