The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 27, 2015
At The New York Times, Ian Johnson talks to Luigi Tomba of the Australian National University...
by Natalie Ornell | Jun 30, 2013
Xinhua reports that a top auditor in China found that 5.8 billion yuan (US$943 million) for low-income housing had been embezzled in the past year: The goal of the project construction was reached as governmentshave allocated...
by Melissa M. Chan | Oct 16, 2011
The recent boom in Hong Kong housing prices led to the discontent and frustration of many families. The government now plans to make thousands of homes available to lower income families by reinstating a revision of a housing...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 23, 2010
The Los Angeles Times reports on new government efforts to provide housing for china’s low-income residents who can’t buy into the skyrocketing housing market: Soaring real estate prices are driving China’s...
by cschultz | Oct 13, 2008
Like many countries, China faces the demographic issue of an increasing aging population that is living longer. 11% of the Chinese population (153 million people) are age 60 or over, and this demographic is expected to increase...
by Liu Yong | Apr 15, 2008
From Xinhua: A Chinese scholar from one of China’s most prestigious universities claimed slums should be allowed to exist in China’s big cities to provide shelters for the urban poor. “It is no shame for big...
by Liu Yong | Dec 2, 2007
From China Daily: National guidelines on economically affordable housing were released on Friday night along with new State measures on housing for low-income families, which come into effect on Saturday. Economically affordable houses ought to be around 60 sq m per unit, said the guidelines jointly released by the Ministry of Construction, the National Development […]
by Michael Zhao | Sep 12, 2007
Chinese are a hard working people. But faced with skyrocketing housing prices, Chinese also have to think hard how to live cheap, such as refugee-like group rentals (Áæ§Áßü) in Shanghai. Translated from Guangzhou Daily: In Shanghai, the average new-apartment price has gone up from 8,818 yuan per square meter in August 2006 to 10,280 yuan […]
by Gao Fei | Jun 17, 2007
Amidst China’s rush to modernity, some hidden neighborhoods in Shanghai, yet untouched by urbanization, embody a sense of history and nostalgia. From theshanghaieye via Flickr: Ever wonder why most Chinese don’t have any concept of personal space? The answer to this riddle is hidden at home. Take a peek at one of the numerous Longtangs […]
by Gao Fei | Jun 15, 2007
From Cool Hunting blog: Shek Kip Mei Estate, Hong Kong’s oldest public housing estate, is composed of 100 rooms, each closet-like in size at only 100 square feet and built in response to a devastating fire in the 1950s that left thousands homeless. In a new series of photographs called “100 x 100,” Michael Wolf […]
by Liu Yong | Jun 8, 2007
From The Economist: In a narrow alleyway in Liguanzhuang village, residents idle away a hot afternoon near a stinking rubbish dump, worrying about when the bulldozers will come. To prepare for the Olympic Games next year, Beijing’s authorities are removing such eyesores. Old villages surrounded by the expanding city are being demolished. With them goes […]
by Xiao Qiang | May 7, 2007
Lui Qiu Luwei (Èóæ‰∏òÈú≤Ëñá), a Hong Kong journalist/blogger wrote a post about China’s property market. Hegel Chong translated on his Reading China blog: Today I attended a conference. I agree with the view of one of the scholars on China’s problem of property market. He pointed out a crucial issue. Now our aim is to […]
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 28, 2007
From The China Blog – TIME: My colleague in the Time Beijing bureau Jodi Xu writes: the media frenzy over the Chongqing “nail house” has highlighted similar cases in other parts of China, and may ultimately encourage other homeowners to also dig in their heels. A similar case in Shanghai (see picture below) ended a […]
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