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  1. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Nanjing should think twice before bidding for Asian Games

    Posted May 31st 2014, 02:37am by Daniel Ren

    ... departed, residents are stuck with billions in debt and "white elephant" facilities far too big for local needs. The sporting community is still feeling the effects of the 2011 World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1522227/nanjing-should-think-twice-bidding-asian-games
  2. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Empty office buildings point to deeper malaise in China's wealthiest region

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 03:35am by Daniel Ren

    ... buildings, however, are not just white elephants but financial black holes. Jones Lang LaSalle found that at the end of last year, vacancy rates for Grade A office buildings stood at 58 per cent ... of office and retail space continues to soar across the delta, a similar rise in the number of white elephants seems inevitable. It is also a strong reminder to Premier Li Keqiang, an advocate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1465139/empty-office-buildings-point-deeper-malaise-chinas-wealthiest-region
  3. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Nanjing confident of successful Asian Youth Games despite tight budget

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... for wasting money on building facilities that could become white elephants. However, smaller cities have still been keen to win bids to host international events in the belief that they would give ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1261165/nanjing-confident-successful-asian-youth-games-despite-tight-budget
  4. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Shanghai's maglev passenger traffic lower than expected

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Passengers give city's high-speed wonder a pass in favour of cheaper and more convenient metro Maglev dream runs out of steam Shanghai's 30-kilometre maglev railway has seen its business so pummelled by the expansion of the city's metro system it is increasingly becoming a white elephant, leaving city officials red-faced. The world's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1110152/shanghais-maglev-passenger-traffic-lower-expected

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