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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. From sizzling to merely hot

    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the simple reason that China is rapidly urbanising. Over the next 15 to 20 years, about 200 million rural residents will move to the cities, creating sustained demand for new housing and upward ... The hot debate among China economists right now is whether the mainland will have a 'hard' or 'soft' landing. How about no landing? Conventional wisdom in the past few ...

  3. Anxious Shanghai residents await bulldozers

    Posted May 19th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Chan

    ... Elaine Chan and Ernest Kong Many say they have already mentally 'moved out' as urbanisation in China forces millions to relocate These are difficult times for homeowner Lynn ... the complications surrounding urbanisation in a developing China, where millions of people have been forced to relocate. Shanghai, China's biggest commercial city, is no exception and has had its fair ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. Disowning communism

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... and townships are being absorbed into urban administrations, and nearly half of China's 800 million farmers will become urbanised within two decades. It tells China's people outright ... of individual private property marks the world's first case of a communist party giving back private ownership rights to its people while still remaining in power. One interpretation is that China ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Dairy demand spills overseas

    Posted Apr 20th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... A shortage of bovine products makes the mainland a big market to be milked, writes Mark O'Neill China has become an avaricious consumer of commodities from soy beans to steel, milking ... per cent annually, but the country is chronically short of fresh milk. The supply shortfall- China has eight million milk cows but needs 18 million- is equivalent to the entire United States ...

  9. Urban growth must be balanced, study warns

    Posted Sep 17th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Social problems will spread if left unchecked, forum is told Beijing must carefully deal with the social and economic problems brought by China's rapidly expanding urban ... in the urbanisation process, many social problems which were now masked by the country's fast-growing economy would surface, warned Lian Yuming, one of the main authors of the 'Report on Core Issues ...

  10. Cepa promoters trumpet benefits for whole nation

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Allen T. Cheng in Beijing InvestHK chief Mike Rowse tells mainland firms the business pact is a bonanza for them All of China will benefit from the free-trade deal signed with Hong Kong, ... at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said he believed Cepa would eventually help the mainland more than Hong Kong. 'Cepa will help propel sustainable growth in China and Hong Kong. Hong Kong ...




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