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  1. News - China

    China urbanisation plan hits roadblock over spending fears

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 05:50pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Follow @SCMP_News China’s plan to spend US$6.5 trillion on urbanisation to bolster the economy is running into snags, sources close to the government said, as top ... of the urbanisation drive should be land and hukou reforms. It’s doomed if China continues to rely on local government spending to support urbanisation,” said Yi Xianrong, senior economist at the Chinese ...

  2. News - China - PLANNING

    Yanan officials move mountains, literally, to expand city

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com After 33 hills are levelled to clear way for huge urbanisation project, fears are expressed on safety and social implications for iconic city YANAN MOVES MOUNTAINS TO GROW Yanan, the iconic centre of the Communist Party's revolutionary past, has answered the central government's call for urbanisation by flattening an area of the erosion-prone Loess ...

  3. News - China Insider - household registration

    China relaxes household registration in bid to urbanise 100 million rural migrants

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:29pm by Chris Luo

    ... of a large-scale urbanisation plan. The household registration scheme was implemented in the 1950s as part of the planned economy. The system identified each citizen either as rural or urban, effectively ... be granted social welfare benefits including pension coverage, medical care, and education for their children, even without an urban hukou, the document says. China has some 170 million migrant ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Access to education vital in China's dream of urbanisation

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by WINSTON MOK

    ... urbanisation. But educational reform is just as important. The economic success of China is built on its near universal primary education, which has provided skilled factory workers. Its next lap ... barriers". More than transport infrastructure, education is the most important investment the government can make in driving the urbanisation of people, and economic development, in China. Winston ...

  5. Business - Commodities

    Mainland coal port to see surging imports as urbanisation accelerates

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:28am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Urbanisation drive on mainland expected to push up the fuel’s imports at Qinhuangdao port, which is seen as a barometer of economic health Mainland coal port to see ... as urbanisation boosts demand for the fuel. Shipments of mainly coal and ores via the port may rise by 20 million to 30 million tonnes by 2017, said Xing Luzhen, the chairman of Qinhuangdao Port.  ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The four hurdles blocking China's dream of urbanisation

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 06:14pm by WILLIAM ANTHOLIS

    ... William Antholis William Antholis highlights infrastructure investment, land rights, migration and financing China must clear four hurdles to achieve the dream of urbanisation Among ... Chinese already living in cities, the centrality of urbanisation to China's future is indisputable. But how the trend will develop remains far from certain. The third plenum's road map ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The devil is in the detail of China's urbanisation blueprint

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Devil in detail of urbanisation plan China's long-awaited urbanisation blueprint raises the proportion of urban residents from about 54 per cent of the population to 60 ... to be conducted in tier-two and three cities. Urbanisation elsewhere has been driven incrementally by industrial and technological change. It says something about the scale of China's vision ...

  8. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Reforms seen as key to success of China’s long-delayed urbanisation blueprint

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 04:10pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... of people registered under urban households is targeted to rise to about 45 per cent from 36 per cent over the same period. China's goal remains far below the average urbanisation rate of about ... Beijing's long-delayed urbanisation blueprint, which aims to move about 100 million people from rural areas to cities by 2020, will require complex reforms, analysts say. The full text of the plan ...

  9. Business - China Business - REFORM

    China's urbanisation plan may fall short in terms of funding

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:35am by Victoria Ruan

    ... demand and cut reliance on exports and investment. "We think public finance reforms, including tax and land reforms, hold the key to the success for China's new urbanisation plan," ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Ambitious urbanisation target raises questions about ability of smaller cities to pay for the infrastructure to support population shift ...

  10. Business - Economy - MARKETS

    Citi Asia chief expects capital markets to benefit from China's urbanisation

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 01:38am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Citi chief expects boost from urbanisation drive The development of capital markets on the mainland will get a boost from Beijing's urbanisation drive ... to pay for urbanisation projects. "Capital markets can play a larger role in the future," Stephen Bird said at the Asian Financial Forum. "That will attract foreign ...




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