Berkeley Reveals Plan for Academic Center in China

Amid a budget crisis and mounting student dissatisfaction at home, the University of California at Berkeley has just announced that it will open an engineering campus in Shanghai next summer. From the New York Times: The public...

Criticism Flows at Three Gorges Dam

The Washington Post has published a slideshow of images of the Three Gorges Dam, in the wake of the government’s acknowledgment that the engineering feat has also brought major negative environmental and social...

Ambitious Plan for China’s Water Crisis Spurs Concern

A lengthy article by Edward Wong in the New York Times looks at the various issues and complications surrounding the South-to-North Water Diversion Project, a massive and risky project to help resolve the severe scarcity of...

China Unveils World’s Longest Sea Bridge

The Daily Mail reports on the new longest sea bridge in the world in Qingdao. The bridge straddles the Jiaozhou Bay and is 26.4 miles long: With an overall length of 42.58km, the route between Qingdao and Huangdao will be...

China Bullet Train Becomes World’s Fastest

AP (via the Huffington Post) reports on the newest fastest train the world between Shanghai and Hangzhou, and other recent engineering feats by China: China rolled out its fastest train yet on Tuesday and announced that the...

For China, A Reverse Brain Drain in Science?

Peter N. Spotts of the Christian Science Monitor reports on why some expatriate scientists and engineers are feeling drawn to return to China: China has hung a “Help Wanted” sign for scientists and engineers, dangling big-bucks...

10 Wonders of the New China – Reena Jana

From Business Week: When global audiences tune in to watch the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the world’s fastest and strongest athletes won’t be alone in striving for superlative achievements — a new generation of innovative architecture is rising in China. Fueled by a surging economy (the latest Chinese census, released on Dec. 20, says the […]



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