china in transition

China Manufacturers Move to Asian Neighbors

As workers’ wages in China increase, manufacturers are turning to countries like Vietnam for lower production costs, according to Kathy Chu at the Wall Street Journal: At Crocs, 65% of its colorful shoes are expected to be...

Guardian: China at the Crossroads

The Guardian is launching a one-week special report on China called China at the Crossroads: A week-long Guardian series offering a unique portrait of modern China – its politics, economy, society, environment and...

The long march – Hamish McDonald

From the Sydney Morning Herald: WHEN Margaret Jones, the first Herald correspondent to be assigned to China, moved into a 15-storey apartment block in central Beijing in 1974, the yellow-and-white building was the acme of modernity in the Chinese capital. The city’s first high-rise built to earthquake-proof standards, it and another matching tower in the […]

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