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No newsgathering in Wangfujing without prior permission

Ahead of Sunday’s non-protests in downtown Beijing’s Wangfujing pedestrian street, a number of foreign journalists reported receiving telephone calls reminding them to follow relevant laws and regulations in the course of their news-gathering. Some were instructed to contact the Wangfujing administrative office ahead of time to obtain approval to conduct interviews.

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Snow comes to Beijing at last

The Beijing Times reports on the light snowfall that dusted the city last night after 108 days without precipitation.

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Beijing’s most peaceful neighborhoods

The Beijing Times reports on the results of a poll of the city’s communities to name the fifty that are “most peaceful.”

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Sting operation nabs a lit mag vendor

A middle school student working with Cultural Market Enforcers hooks a news kiosk proprietor dealing in contraband Fiction Monthly.

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Blue skies over Beijing

Blue skies return to the capital after a week of smog and soupy air.

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Sex shops and the Red Light Revolution

Sexy Beijing interviews the cast and crew of the film Red Light Revolution.

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Suggestions for education reform in Beijing

The main headline says that Migrant workers’ children can go to school in Beijing. Yesterday the Medium and Long-term National Educational Reform and Development Plan (2010-2020) was published, however this is the “trial edition” (征求意见稿). One of the issues discussed in the Plan is to “solve high school education for the offspring of migrant workers who are qualified.”

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Traffic worsens as Moon Festival draws near

Even though the Moon Festival holiday only starts from tomorrow, Beijing has seen traffic volume mounting recently, leading to frequent traffic jams.

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Beijing urban rail Changping Line holds a trial run

Yesterday, Changping Line (phase one), an aboveground rail line connects Nanshao station in Changping and Xierqi station, Haidian, successfully held a trial run. The one way trip takes about 40 minutes.

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China’s Graduate Dilemma

From SooksTV a short clip about finding a job in the capital and living prices in Hong Kong.

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