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  1. Rapid urbanisation to persist, says ministry

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan China's unprecedented urban expansion will continue for the next 10 to 15 years, the government says. Over the past quarter-century, the nation has urbanised on a scale ... yesterday by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. The mainland now has 655 cities and 20,000 towns, it said. Urbanisation would continue at high speed as more of the country became ...

  2. Escalating industry on the move

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rapid urbanisation drives increasing demand for advanced lifts and escalators in Asia ...

  3. Sensitive areas may be no-growth zones

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to live and work in urban areas. 'That would be a challenge to any government on Earth,' said Wei Jinsheng, an urbanisation analyst at the China Population and Development Research ... Stephen Chen Population study calls for end to urbanisation in environmentally important regions Urbanisation will be halted in Tibet, Guizhou, Ningxia and Qinghai, where population ...

  4. A billion seen living in cities by 2030

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen China's urbanisation will continue on an unprecedented scale and pace, to the point where 1 billion people will be living in mainland cities by 2030, according ... York cities- will appear on the mainland. Urbanisation at such speed and volume would put huge pressure on the leadership, the report said. That pressure would include securing enough public ...

  5. Intangible Cultural Heritage in China

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chau Hing-wah says Intangible Cultural Heritage in China is more about people than objects, and keeping practices and culture passed down through the generations alive. The exhibition is all ... to have a broader view as to what constitutes intangible cultural heritage all over China,' Chau says. 'We chose not to put so much of Hong Kong in the exhibition... [but] you can find ...

  6. Rush to cities needs big thinking, institute says

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi The mainland's best chance of meeting the challenges of massive urbanisation lies in encouraging the development of its biggest cities, a report issued yesterday says. Urbanisation promises to continue at an unprecedented rate- by 2030, two-thirds of all Chinese, or 1 billion people, would probably be living in cities, the McKinsey Global Institute report says. ...

  7. China Vanke doubles net profit but sees market adjustment

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak China Vanke, the mainland's largest property developer, said net profit more than doubled last year as robust demand boosted prices, but warned that the market ... a growing economy as well as rapid urbanisation. About 14 million people move to cities every year, creating enormous housing demand. However, a slowdown in the United States economy may hurt ...

  8. What's On

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... April 29 'China Property Market Policy Reform and Insight' is a roundtable lunch organised by the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce. Rising housing prices due to factors such as demand caused by urbanisation has reignited the topic of China's urban residential market and it will undergo intense consideration and analysis by the central government, economists, ...

  9. Millions of children 'left behind'

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... of 14. Unveiling the report, federation general secretary Zhang Shiping, who is also head of the working group on the problem, said: 'Because of China's rapid urbanisation ... the All-China Women's Federation, said the situation posed a threat to the children's personal development and safety. The group also predicted numbers would continue to rise because ...

  10. China funds dominate horizon

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Andrea Li In the universe of emerging markets, China has been a blazing comet, dominating many of the city's high-performing funds last year. Greater China equity funds topped ... Funds Association (HKIFA). 'The key story has been driven by China's strong economic growth,' said Terry Pan san-kong, JF Asset Management's head of retail business. 'It ...




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