China seeks to slam brakes on bicycle thieves

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BEIJING, March 1 (Reuters) - China, where bicycles once ruled the road in swarms and still just about outnumber bicycle thieves, is cracking down on bicycle theft, offering rewards for tip-offs on offenders. China is home to a world-record 470 million bicycles, but theft is widespread. A common topic of discussion among foreign residents is the latest loss, despite chains and padlocks, either in the street or in high-rise lobbies. "People who provide the police with clues resulting in ...

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