Evan Osnos’ latest Letter from China in The New Yorker explains the often short-term thinking behind much of China’s development, in contrast with the long view often discerned behind some grander projects. In his...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 15, 2010
Xinhua reports from Tibet on the completion of a tunnel to the last remaining county still to be linked to the national highway system: Teams from the two ends of the tunnel, part of a planned highway that will link Metok to the...
by Xiao Qiang | Jun 18, 2007
Now, this highway is really going high. From AP: China will build a $20 million blacktop highway on Mount Everest as part of the route for the Olympic torch relay, state media reported Tuesday. Xinhua News Agency said the construction would turn a rough, 67-mile road stretching from the foot of the mountain to a […]
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 8, 2005
From TCS: Tech Central Station: If you thought reviving the Silk Road was a job for the World Tourism Organisation you would be right. At least until recently. This lesser known WTO has been peddling the idea of a continuous overland link between China and Europe for more than a decade; but now the WTO’s […]
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 30, 2004
From The Detroit News: “When it comes to infrastructure, China always thinks big. Look no further than the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square or giant man-made canals to appreciate the nation’s proclivity for massive public works. Today, China’s number one public works project is building new roads. First-time visitors find themselves awestruck by the quality and […]
by Xiao Qiang | Oct 29, 2004
“Starting from scratch, China’s expressway has topped 30,000 km after an endeavor of over ten years’ construction, and the total mileage now ranks the second in the world, said the officials from Ministry of Communications (MOC) on 27 October. ” Read this report on People’s Daily here.
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods