Update To That Bus-Crushing-Police-Car Story

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Three views to an accident. This past Friday, we told you about a police car utterly demolished under the wheels of a tourism bus in Beijing, and reported that there was one fatality. Apologies for being late with this update, but according to China Daily via Sina, published Saturday: The officer who was killed worked in... Read more »

Fatal Accident Reminds Us That Stupidity Is Not A Victimless Pastime

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This happened on May 23 but was reported just yesterday. Unlike in our previous video of The Road, the crash depicted here unfortunately resulted in fatalities... consider this your warning. The driver in the video, Li Jian of Taizhou, Zhejiang province, is a repeat traffic offender, and after this latest incident, he should never be allowed near a car again. With utter disregard for the stoplight, clearly red, Li plows through two motorbikes, killing a mother and daughter, before crashing into a parked van.

Traffic Paralysis: A Soul-Crushing Jam In Shenyang

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A storm just passed Beijing — the skies are now clearing up, I see a wisp of blue — and on that note, we’d like to show you what happens sometimes when it thunderstorms in this country. Attention: above. Yesterday in Shenyang, Liaoning province, a traffic jam stretching more than a kilometer was said to... Read more »

The Mother Of All Traffic Jams (Warning: It’s Horrifying)

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A confluence of factors led to what appears to be at least a two-mile traffic jam in northwest Beijing on Saturday night. (Prepare to gape in horror around the 30-second mark as the camera pans out.) It was raining. It was a long block. It was in Zhongguancun, an incredibly busy part of town known for its electronics stores and colleges. And, most crucially, a traffic light had broken. This is my every nightmare about the city, frightening precisely because I -- and any Beijinger, really -- could easily find myself stuck in that paralyzing morass of postmodernity, equipped with no salve for a spiking blood pressure except heinous imaginings of unspeakable acts to perform on sentient, suffering beings. The abyss gazes back indeed.