China’s ‘Green’ Highway the Way to the Future

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...

China’s Route Forward

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...

Approval Near For Vietnam-China Highway – Donald Greenlees

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 […]

In China, It’s Not Always Clear for Whom the Booth Tolls – Jim Yardley

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 […]

Asphalt net covers China’s west – Rui Xia

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, […]

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