The latest wave of Omicron outbreaks and lockdowns in Shanghai, Changchun, Dongxing, Taiyuan, and other cities has resulted in food shortages and supply chain disruptions. The lockdowns and road closures have been particularly...
Jul 30, 2014
At Foreign Policy, Alexa Olesen reports on a fresh scandal in the Jiangsu town from which seven...
Nov 1, 2013
Thursday marked the opening of a new highway linking China’s last remaining county to the...
Jun 11, 2013
As the number of vehicles on the roads continues to increase, China is improving some of its road and traffic infrastructure to ease congestion and address greenhouse gas emissions. Zhuang Pinghui at South China Morning Post...
Jan 23, 2009
Keith Bradsher of The New York Times reports on the boom in infrastructure structure projects in China: In an effort to hold back the domestic effects of the global downturn, China is starting to spend hundreds of billions of...
Dec 13, 2007
From International Herald Tribune: On a frontier where Vietnamese and Chinese soldiers exchanged bullets in a short but bloody war three decades ago, construction workers from the two countries will soon join forces to build a highway that promises to bring new wealth to their once heavily guarded border regions. Plans for a four-lane highway […]
May 16, 2007
From the New York Times: In Chongqing, a sprawling municipality in central China, so many owners of private cars and trucks are using fraudulent toll-exempt military plates that one toll highway has estimated its annual losses at roughly 10 million yuan, or $1.2 million. In March a driver outfitted his vehicle like an ambulance, with […]
Sep 14, 2005
From Asia Times: Road construction has become ubiquitous throughout the west, from steamy tropics to snow-capped mountains to arid deserts. It seems as if everywhere one goes, there is a bypass, a road under construction, and workers in orange waistcoats pitching their tents by the roadside. Some of the results are impressive. The Erlanshan tunnel, […]
CDT in the News
- MIT Technology Review – Now China wants to censor online comments
- The Globe and Mail – Shanghai leaves lockdown after two months, but ‘zero COVID’ policy remains
- WION – Shanghai residents spent 2 months ‘locked’ up, but China bans media from calling it a ‘lockdown’
- The Independent – Shanghai prohibits media from using the term ‘lockdown’
- Guardian – Shanghai reportedly bans media use of the term ‘lockdown’ as lockdown ends