Hutong Economics: This Old House

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...

Major Highway Reopened in China

After painstaking endeavors, the main north-south highway reopened in China, but heavy fog weather in southern part of China still added heavy workload and difficulties on transportations. From AP via International Herald...

China Plans Highway On Mount Everest – AP

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 […]

David Murphy: From Xi’an to Rotterdam?

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 […]

A well-kept secret: China’s quality highways

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 […]

Total mileage of China’s freeway ranks 2nd in the world

“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.

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