At Foreign Policy, Alexa Olesen reports on a fresh scandal in the Jiangsu town from which seven...
by Xiao Qiang | 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 […]
by Sophie Beach | 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 […]
by Sophie Beach | 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, […]