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Misused Funds In Government Construction Projects

Xinhua reports that a top auditor in China found that 5.8 billion yuan (US$943 million) for  low-income housing had been embezzled in the past year: The goal of the project construction was reached as governmentshave allocated...

China Approves Series of Infrastructure Projects

Aiming to boost its economy, China has recently approved huge budget allocations for railway and subway projects. From Reuters: China has approved construction of two city subway projects worth 49 billion yuan ($7.87 billion),...

China’s Lies, Damn Lies and Secret Statistics

As Beijing tries to stifle independent monitoring of its air quality and seals up previously public financial data, Trefor Moss surveys the various types of controlled information at Foreign Policy. Beijing makes no secret of...

Hubei High-Speed Rail Line Collapses

A 300-metre stretch of high-speed rail track near Wuhan collapsed on Friday due to “persistent rain”, according to Xinhua. The Hanyi High-speed Railway, which links the provincial capital Wuhan and Yichang city, is...

Part of Beijing Airport Roof Takes Flight

Architects behind Beijing Airport’s flagship Terminal 3 have defended its design following severe wind damage to the building’s roof, and claimed that sub-standard materials are to blame. China Real Time Report sees...

Portraits of Government Buildings in China

Architectural extravagance in China has attracted a great deal of attention in recent months, with a Harbin pharmaceutical company and the Jiangsu village of Huaxi offering particular highlights, and a Los Angeles Times article...

Huaxi: The Village That Towers Above China

The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts revisited the village of Huaxi ahead of the official unveiling of its new centrepiece, a 72-storey skyscraper housing a one-tonne, 300 million yuan solid gold ox. An incongruous new sight has...

Death Toll in China Subway Cave-In Rises to 7

From AP: The death toll from the cave-in of a subway tunnel under construction in eastern China rose to seven Monday, while new cracks near the site raised worries of further collapses, state media and local authorities said....

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