Wednesday, October 24, 2007



1 comment:

joshua said...

Well, at least the Chinese authoritis have banned motorbikes from Guangzhou but in KL.... the thugs still rule!

Guangzhou, a prosperous city of about 11 million in southern China, has banned motorcycles and motorized bicycles.

It’s part of a crackdown on crime, the New York Times reports. These vehicles are apparently favoured by muggers, purse-snatchers and other robbers. In late 2005, one woman had her hand cut off by a thief on a motorcycle.

But the ban is also seen as an assault on migrants from rural areas and poorer cities. Motorized two-wheelers are the primary mode of transport for these workers at the bottom of the economic ladder, who make up about one-third of the city’s population. The ban has already forced thousands to leave.