Urban Geography

Corrections & clarifications

The report 'The rise and fall of a career cadre' on page 11 of the Sunday Morning Post carried a caption saying a photo was of former Beijing vice-mayor Liu Zhihua . The photo was in fact of Beijing party secretary Liu Qi .

Tuesday, 27 June, 2006, 12:00am

Who's looking for what


Liberty Mutual Insurance

Legal manager in Beijing


Sales manager and structural engineer in Beijing


Marketing manager and business development specialist in Beijing


Project manager in Beijing

Henkel Technologies

27 May 2006 - 12:00am

Beijing launches massive survey

Beijing city authorities are planning a census that will, for the first time, collect data and information covering land supply and floor space in the city to help regulate its booming commercial and residential property sector.

1 May 2006 - 12:00am

An offer you can't refuse

Hua Xinmin is a living legend, a lone crusader fighting to save Beijing's city heritage - which local officials cannot see any value in saving. She is virtually a folk hero in old neighbourhoods of Beijing, where she goes from home to home organising old people to fight the demolition of their houses.

4 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Beijing Capital plans spin-off

Beijing Capital Group, an investment arm of the Beijing municipal government, may spin off its infrastructure business to raise at least 10 billion yuan in 2008, at the earliest, according to a senior executive.

4 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Measures cooling property market

Rate of growth reined in for 35 mainland cities during second half of last year, senior planning official says

Government measures designed to cool down the property market are working, according to a senior planning official, with average real estate prices across the country rising by only 0.6 per cent in the second half of last year.

7 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Free flicks are fine, but the masses ain't so malleable any more

It's 9am in a community centre in northwest Beijing and the Japanese Imperial Army is slugging it out with the Communist Eighth Route Army, while Kuomintang troops cower uselessly in the background.

5 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Targeting of petitioners denied

Security forces needed to clear Beijing of troublemakers before the annual parliamentary session, a senior ministry official said yesterday, without disclosing how many people had been rounded up in the latest crackdown.

3 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Police accused of covering up murder of US woman in Beijing

Residents of an exclusive Beijing compound say police tried to cover up the murder of an American woman in her home this week by saying she died of a heart attack.

3 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Complain? Nobody will listen

More than 40 per cent of residents in 18 mainland cities are unhappy with government services, but many believe complaints will not make any difference, a survey has revealed.

The Horizon Research Consultancy Group survey of 3,258 residents of 10 large cities and eight smaller ones found that more than 40 per cent were frustrated by red tape.

15 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Building on experience to preserve city's heritage

Marina Lo Kai-man's work used to involve knocking down old buildings - now she works to preserve them.

For more than a decade, Ms Lo, a former commercial director with the Urban Renewal Authority (URA), played a part in pulling down the city's old buildings and maximising returns from redevelopments.

4 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Wedding Card Street fight goes to watchdog

Ombudsman investigates claims the redevelopment is being mishandled

The ombudsman is investigating the government and the Urban Renewal Authority over claims that it mishandled the Wedding Card Street redevelopment, those affected by the plan said yesterday.

20 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

CR Land takes part in 6b yuan joint project

Property developer China Resources Land has joined forces with its state-owned parent firm in a six billion yuan residential and commercial development in Beijing.

6 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

An Olympic goal: save Beijing's historic homes

The breathtaking pace of real-estate development on the mainland has created wealth, but it has also exacted a price. In Beijing, part of that price is the destruction of historic architecture - notably the traditional hutong alleyways and the courtyard homes built around them.

6 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Shanghai seeks to smooth path to underground city plans

Shanghai needs new laws, and less red tape, to regulate the development of underground real estate, according to experts in the city.

A grand underground development plan was recently approved by the city government. According to the blueprint, Shanghai will build an 'underground city' in five to 10 years.

5 Feb 2005 - 12:00am