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China Urbanization

Chinese Cities Will Not Become Greener Without a Decentralized and Smarter Taxation System

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 11.22.2016 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

In a recent visit to Xuzhou city, Jiangsu Province, a third tier Chinese city with nearly 10 million inhabitants and also a resource-exhausted city, we could not help but think what we would do and what we could achieve when facing the city's environmental and economic challenges.

Kathleen Miles

These Photos Capture A Dwindling Chinese Village With Only One Baby | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

DA PING, China -- Tucked away high in the mountains of northwestern China is Da Ping, a village of about 20 residents, many of them elderly. There use...

China To Soften Residence Registration Rules In Urbanization Push

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

BEIJING, July 30 (Reuters) - China will ensure "orderly" migration of some 100 million rural workers into cities by 2020, supported by expanded soci...

China's "New Urbanization" Needs to Be Inclusive and Sustainable

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 12.05.2014 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

If managed well, urbanization can create enormous opportunities: allowing innovation and new ideas to emerge, saving energy, land and natural resources, managing climate and the risk of disasters. Globally, almost 80 percent of GDP is generated in cities. It will be difficult for any country to reach middle-income status and beyond without getting urbanization right. Urbanization creates opportunities. But cities also consume around 70 percent of the world's energy and account for nearly 80 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

China's Urbanization Drive Leaves Migrant Workers Out In The Cold

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2013 | World

By Lucy Hornby and Jane Lee BEIJING/SHANGHAI, March 31 (Reuters) - Twenty minutes' drive from Shanghai's glitzy financial district, do...