Tuesday, April 11, 2017

People in Asia killing themselves sending consumer products west

The Economist : "Of these, the team reckon just under an eighth were associated with pollutants released in a part of the world different from that in which the death occurred, thanks to transport of such particles from place to place by the wind. Almost twice as many (22% of the total) were a consequence of goods and services that were produced in one region (often poor) and then exported for consumption in another (often rich, and with more finicky environmental standards for its own manufacturers)."

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Free buses break record in Taiwan

Taiwan News : "Taipei, April 6 (CNA) Free buses for people heading to clean up ancestral graves in Taipei for Tomb Sweeping Day carried a record high number of 775,843 passengers this year, according to bus operators. The buses, a measure meant to alleviate traffic as people flocked to public cemeteries, made 16,476 trips on March 22-23 and 29-30 and the three-day Tomb Sweeping Day weekend April 4-6."

Friday, March 31, 2017

「106年清明節掃墓期間」交通管制疏導措施

臺北市政府行動版 ─ : "「106年清明節掃墓期間」交通管制疏導措施
臺北市殯葬管理處及公共運輸處於106年3月18、19、25、26日及4月1、2、3、4日等8天,於「富德公墓」、「南港軍人公墓」及「陽明山第一公墓」等墓區,規劃5線免費掃墓公車供民眾搭乘。"

Kaohsiung lays on free bus rides for kids

The China Post: "KAOHSIUNG -- To celebrate this year's Children's Day on April 4, the

operator of the double-decker |

tour bus in Kaohsiung City announced Saturday that it will

offer children under 12 years

of age free rides on weekdays

for the entire month of April.

Kaohsiung Bus Group currently has two double-deck buses

running around the city to

introduce its attractions."