Wandering China

An East/West pulse of China's fourth rise from down under.

Beijing car plate applications hit 215,425 in Jan [Xinhua/China Daily]


Last I heard, 2,000 new cars hit the roads of Beijing daily, last year. According to this report, 800,000 new cars hit the streets, which would work out to be about 2,191 new cars a day. More pertinent perhaps, is not the capacity to churn out new wheels, but the desire to own one. Ten times oversubscribed, 215,425 license  plate applications for Beijing’s 22 million population in a month does reflect the thirst for upward mobility.

– – –

Beijing car plate applications hit 215,425 in Jan
Xinhua
Source – China Daily, published January 09, 2011

BEIJING – The Beijing transport authority on Sunday revealed it had received 215,425 new car license applications, after this month’s application period closed late Saturday night.

But only one tenth of the applicants will get license plates this month, as only 20,000 new license plates are now issued each month in Beijing under its new license plate lottery system, or 240,000 for the year.

Beijing launched the new system on Jan 1. Under it, car license applications are received in the first 8 days of the month, and then a lottery is held on the 26th day of the month.

In 2010, a record 800,000 new cars came onto Beijing’s roads.

Advertisements

Filed under: Automotive, Beijing Consensus, Chinese Model, Culture, Domestic Growth, Economics, Education, Environment, Green China, Lifestyle, Mapping Feelings, Politics, Population, Public Diplomacy, Reform, Social, The Chinese Identity, The construction of Chinese and Non-Chinese identities

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,575 other followers

East/West headlines of Rising China

East/West headlines of Rising China

About Wandering China

Click to find out more about this project

Support //WC

Support Wandering China now - buy a Tee Shirt!

Be a champ - Support Wandering China - buy a Tee Shirt!

The East Wind Wave

China in images and infographics, by Wandering China

China in images and Infographics, by Wandering China

Wandering China: Facing west

Please click to access video

Travels in China's northwest and southwest

Wandering Taiwan

Wandering Taiwan: reflections of my travels in the democratic Republic of China

Wandering China, Resounding Deng Slideshow

Click here to view the Wandering China, Resounding Deng Slideshow

Slideshow reflection on Deng Xiaoping's UN General Assembly speech in 1974. Based on photos of my travels in China 2011.

East Asia Geographic Timelapse

Click here to view the East Asia Geographic Timelapse

A collaboration with my brother: Comparing East Asia's rural and urban landscapes through time-lapse photography.

Wandering Planets

Creative Commons License
Wandering China by Bob Tan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at Wanderingchina.org. Thank you for visiting //
web stats

Flag Counter

free counters
Online Marketing
Add blog to our directory.
%d bloggers like this: