The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
special economic zones
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 26, 2014
Last month, China’s state media reported that the National Development and Reform Commission...
by Josh Rudolph | Jul 25, 2013
The Global Times reports that local authorities in the Hengqin New Area Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Zhuhai, Guangdong province have applied to bypass the Great Firewall. Local authorities are hoping that the State Internet...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 17, 2010
After demolishing much of the historic part of the city, Beijing authorities are now aiming to turn Kashgar into the Shenzhen of the west by making it a Special Economic Zone. From the Los Angeles Times: Chinese officials hope...
by cschultz | Jul 3, 2009
The Times of India reports that Sri Lanka has created a SEZ near the city of Colombo exclusively for Chinese companies: This is one of the decisions taken during meetings between Chinese leaders and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 20, 2008
Earlier this month The Times ran a profile of Tianjin and its aspirations to become an economic powerhouse in the model of Shenzhen: Leaders say that this once-sleepy city of 11 million can deliver the sort of spur to the...
by Michael Zhao | Feb 12, 2008
Translated by CDT from China News Online: The new round of city cluster reform zones are not all about pure economics; they are starting to tackle social and equality issues that are just as important as the economy in the...
by Michael Zhao | Oct 8, 2007
Shenzhen’s challenge to redefine itself may not be only its own problem, but one for all of China. Translated from Xiaokang magazine (Â∞èÂ∫∑ÊùÇÂøó) by CDT: Numbers speak to Shenzhen’s dazzling speed of economic development over the past 30 years: – The Population grew from 30,000 to 8.46 million; – Urban area: from 3 square kilometers […]
by Jonathan Ansfield | Mar 7, 2007
The government’s all about recalibrating the economy and spreading the wealth at this year’s NPC. Again. That means more spending on schooling country kids and expanding health care benefits; fewer scummy, wasteful mills and power plants; and populist new laws to even out taxes for foreign and domestic companies, the legal status of public and […]
by Sophie Beach | Aug 16, 2006
From Time Asia: If Shenzhen can leap from assembling basic products with low-wage, poorly skilled labor to nurturing the innovations of lavishly paid talent, it could blaze a trail for the rest of corporate China, which must increasingly develop its own brands, designs and technology to rival those of America, Japan and Europe. It would […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 22, 2006
From the Economist: ITS economy shows few signs of needing one, but China is revving up what officials call a “new engine of growth” to supplement the dynamos of Shanghai and Shenzhen, the two port cities at the forefront of the country’s economic transformation. A strip of industrial sprawl and barren semi-wasteland that stretches for […]
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