Tagged: Chinese Government

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: becoming the biggest market of luxury products 0

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: becoming the biggest market of luxury products

Observers predict that China will soon be biggest in the world for high-end designer consumer goods. Chinese people will buy more than half their acquisition of luxury goods on the mainland in 2014 rather than overseas, as is the case now, business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan said in its latest survey […]

Architecture & Urban Planning in China: Building Desert Ghost City as Critics Warn of Bubble 0

Architecture & Urban Planning in China: Building Desert Ghost City as Critics Warn of Bubble

Bloomberg’s Adam Johnson reports on the construction boom in Kangbashi, a city in China’s Inner Mongolia originally designed to accommodate around 1 million people that currently has about 30,000 residents […]

Architecture & Urban Planning in China: urbanization rate to be at 51.5% by 2015 0

Architecture & Urban Planning in China: urbanization rate to be at 51.5% by 2015

China expects its urbanization rate to rise from 47.5 percent in 2010 to 51.5 percent by the end of 2015, with an average annual increase of four percent, according to a Chinese Government plan […]

Education in China: spending on education to increase 0

Education in China: spending on education to increase

The Chinese government has vowed again to increase its spending on education to four percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2012, a target previously set in 1993 […]

Internet in China: savvy China plugs into future 0

Internet in China: savvy China plugs into future

The idea of a world where even everyday objects, such as books and air-conditioners, are plugged into an Internet network seems like a scenario from a science-fiction movie. China is tapping into such a world […]

China, Technology, Innovation & the Environment: Energy Data, Statistics and Analysis for Oil, Gas, Electricity, Coal 0

China, Technology, Innovation & the Environment: Energy Data, Statistics and Analysis for Oil, Gas, Electricity, Coal

Despite the economic slowdown in exports and domestic demand in the past year, China’s demand for energy remains high […]

Architecture & Urban Planning in China: private fund investment to support urban development 0

Architecture & Urban Planning in China: private fund investment to support urban development

China’s urban development looks to get further support from the private sector. An Chinese Government official from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the country’s top economic planning agency, says the government encourages the use of private capital in developing China’s urban areas […]

China, Technology & the Environment: emission target costs money, triggers lifestyle changes 1

China, Technology & the Environment: emission target costs money, triggers lifestyle changes

China’s announced target to cut carbon intensity would cost the country 30 billion U.S. dollars each year during the next decade, a report carried by China Daily said […]

Education in China: International students flock to MBA instruction 0

Education in China: International students flock to MBA instruction

During his visit to China last year, US President Barack Obama said he expects to intensify cooperation in student exchange and hopes the number of US students in China will rise to 100,000 […]

Watch Xiao Qiang’s  “China’s Digital Revolution” Interview for BBC 0

Watch Xiao Qiang’s “China’s Digital Revolution” Interview for BBC

Xiao Qiang is adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of China Digital Times, a bilingual collaborative China news website. Here he discusses the Chinese Government’s approaches to the internet and the phenomenon of the “50 cent blogger”.