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  1. Beijing makes urban rail sector stimulus moves

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... money into urban rail systems, with trillions of yuan in new spending planned. Some 3 trillion yuan (HK$3.7 trillion) will be spent to build 6,100 kilometres of urban railway from 2011 to 2020, says Zhang Guohua, vice-chairman of the Transportation Institute of the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design. Recently, 28 mainland cities have received official approval to build rail ...

  2. Mainland set for urban rail building frenzy

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... 2,200 kilometres of rail lines in 16 cities, almost tripling the existing 1,400 kilometres of urban rail. The cities include Hangzhou, Suzhou, Wuxi, Changsha, Kunming, Harbin and Changchun. 'China has become the largest railway market in the world,' Sun said. Analysts predict China will overtake the US to have the world's biggest urban rail network by 2012. The spending ...

  3. Historical backdrop for upmarket residences

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Luxury homes are going up in what was once a slum in the north of Tianjin Once a textbook example of urban decay, Laochengxiang, Tianjin's oldest residential district, is being transformed into an impressive and expensive residential neighbourhood on what was until recently slum land. More than a million square metres of slum area surrounding the historical Gu ...

  4. Three urban areas to dominate economy

    Posted Mar 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Allen T. Cheng in Beijing The proportion of the mainland's GDP generated in the three largest urban areas will double over the next 45 years, a report released this week says. The China Urban Development Report says major urban areas now account for 37 per cent of gross domestic product, but this will reach 75 per cent by 2050. 'The 21st century is a century ...

  5. Briefs

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Urban officials detained over Guizhou riot More than seven urban management officials in Qianxi county, Guizhou province, were detained over a riot on Thursday triggered by a dispute over an illegally parked motorbike, a spokesman for the county judiciary said yesterday. Ten people were also detained for allegedly torching or smashing more than a dozen vehicles in the riot. More than 10 ...

  6. Funding problems delaying super transport hubs

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the recent China International Forum on Urban Mass Transit in Shanghai heard. A comprehensive transport hub typically combines metro railway, high-speed rail, an intercity station, an airport ... to improve efficiency.' Zhang Guohua, vice-chairman of the Transportation Institute of the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, said aviation must be integrated with land transport ...

  7. Tianjin residential site gets record price

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... rebounded.' The site was sold a day after the Ministry of Land Resources and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development jointly released an urgent government notice saying 'local ...

  8. Rail firm enjoys cash bonanza

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com China City Railway Transportation Technology hopes to cash in on an investment boom in mainland urban metro systems after raising about HK$246 million ... opportunity,' said China City Railway chief executive Cao Wei. Under the government's Five-Year Plan for 2011 to 2015, urban railway investment is expected to reach 1.4 trillion yuan (HK$1.7 ...

  9. Bo Xilai and his white elephants

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It was close to the central urban area and its apartments had high-quality interior fittings. At first, the Ming Xing Jia Yuan project served as a model and caught the attention of the nation's ... million social housing units in 18 provinces have been completed. The programme has won praise but also criticism, as the apartments are too far away from central urban areas, the workmanship ...

  10. A space in the crowd

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Annie Gotterson An exhibition at this year's Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture, could provide a model for urban development in China. Titled ... course of development. The exhibition is curated by Dutch urban planner Harry den Hartog with Shanghai-based architects Liu Yuyang and Li Xiangning, and is on display in Kowloon Park until April ...




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