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  1. Three urban areas to dominate economy

    Posted Mar 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of urbanisation and China... and this will impact the world deeply,' writes Niu Wenyuan, a principal author of the report released by the China Mayors' Conference. 'Many foreign academics place China's urbanisation on the same level of significance in impact as American hi-tech developments in the 21st century.' The three major urban areas- the Greater Shanghai-Yangtze ...

  2. Travel and urbanisation intensify the challenge of controlling disease

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... of cholera and dengue fever have also been recorded in Hong Kong. According to Professor Ho, globalisation and urbanisation are possible reasons for the shift in today's common diseases. ...

  3. Redrawing the map of China

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau A move to redraw China's administrative boundaries is gathering momentum. Since a proposal went public late last year, there has been widespread discussion in the mainland ... billion, China has a remarkably small number of administrative units. It currently has 34 provincial level units- 23 provinces, five autonomous regions, four directly administered municipalities ...

  4. China grapples with material shortages and market volatility

    Posted Oct 06th 2004, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Scarce domestic resources leave nation open to global price and output swings China's economic development quandary is not only manifest in policy-driven shortages ... Urbanisation and infrastructure development are among the top drivers of basic materials demand, and both of them are expected to maintain rapid growth for at least the next decade. Given ...

  5. The price of creating two Chinas

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... Tony Latter If nations could replay history, would they opt again for the city slums, migrant ghettos, shanty towns, pollution, congestion and crime- the epitome of urbanisation at varying ... For much of the world that story lies well in the past. For China, however, it is unfolding now, with the massive shift of population to cities, mostly along the broad coastal belt, many of which ...

  6. Take one month at a time

    Posted Aug 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that will continue for a few years. It has its roots in two structural trends: Agricultural reform and urbanisation. Most of the recent press about China's rural sector has been negative, focusing ... (CPI) rose 5.3 per cent last month, the highest rise in seven years. Most of the commentary on China's inflation remains far off target, both on short-term and structural issues. First, ...

  7. Outlook rosy for mainland economy

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... among US consumers, as China's domestic consumption could pick up the slack. He said: 'Fundamental economic changes, such as urbanisation, demographic transition, increasing consumer ... Sciences, said this year ushered China into an era of sustainable economic growth that could last for decades. 'China has entered an era of massive industrialisation and urbanisation similar ...

  8. What's happening and where

    Posted Jul 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than 10,000 students focus studies on socialism China has more than 10,000 students majoring in socialism, Xinhua news agency reports. About 60 mainland colleges and universities offer majors in socialism, covering topics ranging from social development strategy and urbanisation to social insurance and population. Gamers battle it out for Sohu.com post Mainland internet ...

  9. Neighbourly advice on regional advantage

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... away. But recent data showing China's unquenchable appetite for raw materials and semi-finished goods has propped up many neighbouring economies and helped ease tensions. So, too, will signs that Japan's turnaround is being fuelled by some of the biggest mainland trends: urbanisation, industrialisation and the growth of a middle class. All this translates into demand ...

  10. Design expert takes aim at architectural excesses

    Posted Nov 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... where he earned his PhD in design. The founder and dean of Peking Univers Q: Why are you so critical of the designs for China Central Television's new office tower and the Grand Opera House ... it as a national identity. But can't you tolerate these two buildings on the basis of their aesthetic value? No. The problem is these kinds of ideological buildings are everywhere throughout China ...




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