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Belt and road’s new ports stimulate the development of  innovative transport technologies and faster logistics
Road to economic prosperity: Xiamen’s rail, air and sea links strengthen China’s ‘one belt, one road’ initiative
History lessons: Bingzhou New Town in Xiamen preserves the past to build for the future
Tourism bottleneck: relief on the way as work is due to start on new airport later this year
‘Dangers’ of land reclamation: Sanya aims to create new artificial island to house city’s airport, but environmentalist is concerned
Consistent political will is needed to ensure one belt, one road initiative succeeds
China’s one belt, one road plan  covers more than half of the population, 75 per cent of  energy resources and 40 per cent of  world’s GDP
Shanghai Disneyland spurs growth thanks to massive infrastructure projects in surrounding areas
Shanghai focuses on service as city’s economy switches from factory production to profitability and consumer marketing
Partnership yields dividends
12 May 2016 - 3:31PM
Partnership yields dividends
Centre for creativity
12 May 2016 - 3:31PM
Centre for creativity
Zhengzhou's location has given it a central role in Chinese history for more than 3,500 years
Zhengzhou's Xinzheng International Airport sees rapid growth in passenger and cargo numbers
Zhengzhou is at the heart of manufacturing in China, from iPhones to vehicles and frozen food
Zhengzhou focuses on ecological conservation and improvement of green spaces
Rapid rise of refrigeration transforms culture's concept of what is fresh
'One Belt, One Road' transforms Zhengzhou into a key logistics hub between China and Europe
Zhengzhou's position as the crossroads of China makes it a busy link for transportation networks by rail, road and air
Taking the high road

The China Western Development strategy started in 2000 as the mainland sought to spread the economic vitality of its booming eastern cities across the country. This resulted in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, transitioning into a kinetic 14-million person hub of manufacturing, hi-tech research and development, financial services, retail and trade, and tourism.

21 Sep 2015 - 2:48PM

The China Western Development strategy started in 2000 as the mainland sought to spread the economic vitality of its booming eastern cities across the country. This resulted in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, transitioning into a kinetic 14-million person hub of manufacturing, hi-tech research and development, financial services, retail and trade, and tourism.

Taking the high road
Profiting from the 'war on pollution'

Sanya's clean air is making it an increasingly popular destination for tourists, part-time residents and investors from across mainland China, as pollution becomes more of a concern. 

14 Jul 2015 - 10:21AM

Sanya's clean air is making it an increasingly popular destination for tourists, part-time residents and investors from across mainland China, as pollution becomes more of a concern. 

Profiting from the 'war on pollution'
Economy booms with consumers

Large shopping malls are significant catalysts of service sector growth in mainland cities, and Zhengzhou has built its consumer economy around them. 

26 May 2015 - 12:28PM

Large shopping malls are significant catalysts of service sector growth in mainland cities, and Zhengzhou has built its consumer economy around them. 

Economy booms with consumers
Business district flourishes at strategic crossroads

With 60 skyscrapers in two concentric circles, Zhengzhou's Zhengdong central business district (CBD) aims to become a financial and banking hub in central China.

26 May 2015 - 12:29PM

With 60 skyscrapers in two concentric circles, Zhengzhou's Zhengdong central business district (CBD) aims to become a financial and banking hub in central China.

Business district flourishes at strategic crossroads
Banishing the ghost

Zhengzhou's Zhengdong New District was once cited as one of the mainland's ghost cities by the international media, but the steady increase in public services, transport infrastructure, commercial outlets, educational facilities and employment opportunities has transformed the district into a place that is ready to sustain a large population. At least 1.4 million people have already moved in, and more are on the way. 

26 May 2015 - 12:29PM

Zhengzhou's Zhengdong New District was once cited as one of the mainland's ghost cities by the international media, but the steady increase in public services, transport infrastructure, commercial outlets, educational facilities and employment opportunities has transformed the district into a place that is ready to sustain a large population. At least 1.4 million people have already moved in, and more are on the way. 

Banishing the ghost
Strategy lets campuses transform city

The mainland often revitalises its new cities, districts and towns with new university campuses. It is a logical strategy because an influx of students, faculty and staff can help to populate a newly developed area, instantly create a sizeable consumer base and encourage investment in shops and entertainment. 

26 May 2015 - 12:28PM

The mainland often revitalises its new cities, districts and towns with new university campuses. It is a logical strategy because an influx of students, faculty and staff can help to populate a newly developed area, instantly create a sizeable consumer base and encourage investment in shops and entertainment. 

Strategy lets campuses transform city