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1000 dead ducks found in Sichuan river


Much like the 16,000 dead pigs found floating in a different part of the river, the discovery of over 1000 dead ducks in the Nanhe has raised some serious questions. Foremost amongst them is how they died and why they were in the river in the first place. According to the Agence Free Press, the … Continue reading

China’s city of the future may include the “farmscraper”


Architects are often pushing the boundaries of the possible, often in response to challenges posed by the ongoing problems of urban sprawl, pollution, and overpopulation. And in China, where one-fifth of the world’s total population lives and urban population density reaches into the thousands per square kilometre, forward-looking architects are finding a receptive audience. Consider … Continue reading

The labour relations crisis in China


As Chinese labour becomes more expensive and a disaffected migrant workforce increasingly stays home, an increasing share of China’s export manufacturing business is drawn to cheaper venues in Southeast Asia. But this is only the tip of a very large iceberg.  The rise of labour protest in China and the systemic problems which underlie it are … Continue reading

China holds test run on world’s longest high-speed railway link


China tested its 2,298-kilometer (1,428-mile) high-speed rail line, the longest in the world, as it prepares to start passenger service in two days. Bullet-trains on the line from Beijing to southern Chinese city of Guangzhou can run at an average speed of 300 kilometres per hour, the official Xinhua news agency said. It will shorten the … Continue reading

Most Chinese cities are not coming clean on smog says survey


Despite some recent progress in Beijing and other big cities, most mainland cities have still not made a sincere effort to improve transparency about their air pollution problems, according to a study. The Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs’ survey of 113 cities found 78, including many provincial capitals and major industrial hubs, had yet … Continue reading

China’s rising pay decreases production competiveness


Labour costs in China would match those of the United States within four years, catching up with eurozone countries in five years and with Japan in seven, the French bank Natixis forecast in a study last month. China “will soon no longer be a competitive place for production given the strong rise in the cost … Continue reading

Guangdong free-trade zone plans criticised


The three experimental development zones in Guangdong have agreed to set up joint conferences to solve problems ranging from vicious competition among them to overlapping of industrial strategies, but some analysts are sceptical about the drive. Nansha in Guangzhou, Qianhai in Shenzhen and Hengqin in Zhuhai , which have been written into China’s 12th five-year … Continue reading

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