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  1. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: The Specter of "the People", by Mun Young Cho

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill T he Specter of "The People" - Urban Poverty in Northeast China by Mun Young Cho Cornell University Press 3 stars "Northeast China was the first area ... of this well-researched book by Putonghua-speaking South Korean scholar Cho Mun-young. The book is based on 26 months of fieldwork in Hadong, a decaying residential area of Harbin, between 2006 and 2008. Cho ...

  2. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Beijing pledges urban push to stabilise markets

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Zhang Hong

    ... Zhang Hong zhang.hong@scmp.com Beijing pledges urban push to stabilise markets Beijing yesterday vowed to stabilise the market and step up the redevelopment of urban slum areas, which ... most responsibility. By reducing normal investments, the state could concentrate its capital on supporting certain "cutting edge" economic areas, such as the redevelopment of urban ...

  3. Business - Economy - CHINA

    World Bank-State Council study urges priority on China land reforms

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:29am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Report lists six key issues in mainland push to have 60pc of population live in urban areas Study urges priority on land reforms Beijing ... to resolve distortions in the way of resources allocation, officials from the two institutions said yesterday at an international conference. A book titled Urban China will be published after final ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: China's Urban Billion, by Tom Miller

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill China's Urban Billion by Tom Miller Zed Books This is a lively and readable book about one of the biggest challenges for the mainland's rulers over the next 20 ... countries of the developing world? Over the past 30 years, China's urban population has increased by 500 million and it is planning to add another 300 million by 2030, meaning one in every ...

  5. Business - China Business - CHINA

    Big winners tipped amid mainland's urban shift

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... tipped amid mainland's urban shift Construction, commodity and retail stocks were likely to be the biggest winners from Beijing's economic policies next year, analysts said. Promoting ... Wah-fung, legislator for financial services in Hong Kong, said urbanisation could mean villages being transformed into urban areas as well as more people moving from the countryside to live ...

  6. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Private sector crucial to sustain China growth, Moody's says

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... projects. In April, private-equity giant Hony Capital bought a 10 per cent stake in Chengtou Holdings from Shanghai Urban Construction Investment and Development. "The key is to rebalance ...

  7. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Urbanisation and domestic consumption Beijing's economic priorities

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com New leadership's first Central Economic Work conference identifies key strategies for boosting growth, including faster pace of urbanisation Leaders bank on domestic consumption Promoting domestic consumption and urbanisa ...

  8. Business - Economy - CHINA

    City migrants help boost rural incomes

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Migrants from the countryside to mainland cities are helping push up rural incomes faster than urban ones, though rural spending still lags City money is home help ... capita net income rose 10.7 per cent, against a 9.6 per cent increase for urban dwellers, partly because of the rise in migrant labourers and their wages, the National Bureau of Statistics said. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: Party Time: Who Runs China and How, by Rowan Callick

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... in the pithy description of Wu Si, editor of the Yan Huang Chun Qiu magazine. In 2011, its membership reached 82.6 million, of whom 39 per cent have degrees, 38.5 per cent are farmers or urban workers, ...

  10. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Premier pledges continued steady investment growth

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by SANDY LI AND REUTERS

    ... to construct urban roads, rail transit system[s] and infrastructure projects for environmental protection. China's economy grew at a steady pace in the first quarter, and overall it is in good ...




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