western china development

Mystery Complex in Xinjiang Not Complex, Not a Mystery

At Ogle Earth (via Bill Bishop), Stefan Geens addresses speculation over Google Earth images of a Xinjiang construction site so mysterious that “Even an Ex-CIA Analyst Isn’t Sure” what is being built there....

Chinese Policy’s Mixed Results

On the tenth anniversary of China’s policy to develop the western regions, Al Jazeera reports from Xinjiang on the impact of this policy: Meanwhile, the New York Times reports from Kashgar on preparations for the...

China to Pump Billions into Western Regions

From AFP: China has said it will invest more than 100 billion dollars this year in 23 new infrastructure projects in impoverished western regions as part of efforts to boost domestic demand. The plan was announced Monday after...

How the West Was Wired

James Fallows has a piece in this month’s issue of The Atlantic about two visionary Taiwanese businessmen who have helped advance development in western China: Several of the trips we took through western villages were in...

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