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  1. First and second-tier cities sales data likely to rebound in quarter

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... on the sidelines this does not necessarily indicate the approach of a turning point,' it said. China's urbanisation, a desire by city dwellers to upgrade their housing, the scarcity of land ... to fall significantly this year despite Beijing's intensified efforts to cool excessive price rises. The director of residential sales for East China at property consultant DTZ, Hu Gangwen, ...

  2. Property prices in cities still climbing

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... homes. 'China should slow the tempo of urbanisation, which has caused a boom in urban property prices,' Professor Zhao said. 'Also, it should include rural areas into the national ... be attributed to higher demand from migrants; tight housing supply; increased land development and building material costs; and expectations of higher prices. 'If China's economic development ...

  3. The shellfish gene

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... after Shenzhen was designated one of China's first special economic zones in the 1980s. The rapid industrialisation and urbanisation that followed brought fabulous wealth to this former ...

  4. Shenzhen mangroves dying; Mai Po could be next

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... conservation zone, one of only two national mangrove reserves in China. An official in charge of the mangrove forests in Shenzhen attributed the problem to reckless urbanisation and industrial ... urbanisation, industrial pollution and invasion by alien species, according to a city government report. Experts warn Hong Kong's internationally important Mai Po wetland, just a stone's throw ...

  5. Hu hails the miracle of Shenzhen

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... in the world's history of industrialisation, urbanisation and modernisation and has contributed significantly to China's opening up and reform,' Hu said. 'The central government will, ... Party cadres at an official ceremony in the morning that the city had 'contributed significantly to China's opening and reform'. While China's special economic zones have ...

  6. Uprooting Shenzhen

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Xiangning, and compares urbanisation in Shenzhen with developments elsewhere in China. 'I asked them to pick eight urban plans from around China, with the idea that each one is interesting ... up in the worldwide trend of accelerated urbanisation and globalisation. That trend also reflects the theme of the Shenzhen and Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... on August 12. Social scientists grapple with urban problems The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences will hold a forum on the problems faced by rapid urbanisation and the difficulties facing urban people in maintaining their livelihoods. Rapid urbanisation has given rise to many problems on the mainland, ranging from housing, transport, pollution and social welfare, especially for migrant ...

  8. Sporting spat a telling tale of modern China

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... farmers in the town since its urbanisation drive in 2004. The controversial decision has attracted waves of online criticism calling Shenzhen too posh for farmers. This came after local media ... Games] for example- you can't participate if you are not a university student,' he said. Tang Hao, an associate professor of political science at South China Normal University, ...

  9. Photographer lets urban images do the talking

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shen spoke with Priscilla Jiao Shen Xiaoming, a 37-year-old Shenzhen-based freelance photographer also known as Bai Xiaoci, has been recording the urbanisation process across the mainland ... villages in Shenzhen as a witness and recorder of urbanisation. Two years later, I shifted my focus to people's homes. Why do you like to focus on people and city life? I myself am ...

  10. Top-end buyers eye mainland

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... 'Over the longer term, the price trend for luxury residential property in China will definitely rise as the Chinese economy persists in growing at a very fast clip and the pace of urbanisation ... capital diverted to the property market due to China's relatively low interest rate and lack of investment options, and the release of pent-up demand from buyers who took a wait-and-see ...




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