Misused Funds In Government Construction Projects

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...

Chongqing Halts Red Theme Park Plan

As Mickey Mouse and Hello Kitty prepare to fight for visitors outside Shanghai, plans for a Communist Party theme park in Chongqing have fallen apart. From China Daily: The park, which was planned to occupy more than 128...

Photos: Ray of Sunlight

Southern Weekend covers the bedspace apartments, or cage homes, in Hong Kong. Translated by CDT: In the summer of 2009, the air was heavy. Only the creaking of the fan could be heard. The sour stench of urine mixed with the...

China Addresses Care for Increasingly Aging Population

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...

Wind Knocked out of China’s Housing Prices

From Economic Observer Online: In the post-Olympic era, a wave of price cuts for real estate appeared to have swept across major cities in China, which earlier this year was still a property hotspot. Property developers in...

Michael Wolf: 100 x 100 – Jonah Samson

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

No Place to Call Home – The Economist

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.



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