In July, central authorities gave the green light to Uber-like online ride-sharing services as...
by Josh Rudolph | Mar 26, 2014
China’s leadership has put much energy into renewed urbanization efforts that will have 60...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 4, 2013
South China Morning Post’s Tom Holland suggests that Beijing’s faith in urbanization as an economic engine may be misplaced: Urbanisation is not just the centrepiece of new Premier Li Keqiang’s economic...
by Cindy | Jun 17, 2013
As Beijing plans to move hundreds of millions into China’s cities, Tom Phillips reports from Lanzhou New Area, a new city under construction in Gansu province for which 700 mountains were condemned to be flattened: Its...
by Mengyu Dong | Dec 18, 2012
In China, where government officials often have the final say on city projects, urban planners are using Weibo to make their voices heard by the public. From Abby at Global Voices: According to Southern Weekly [zh], there are...
by Wendy Qian | Jul 16, 2012
Bloomberg reporter Kelvin Wong sheds light on real estate prices in China’s first-tier cities by comparing major cities’ office space prices. Business districts in Beijing and Guangzhou had the biggest increases in...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 12, 2012
The State Council recently ratified a five-year plan to address the sinking ground levels of over 79,000 square kilometres and more than 50 cities in China, which potentially threaten the stability of everything from high-rise...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 2, 2011
An ongoing series at The Economist’s More Intelligent Life site searches for a new global capital, with a particular focus on London, New York, Washington DC, Beijing, Delhi and Singapore. As noted in ‘Beijing:...
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