Tagged: Yangtze River

Architecture & Urban Planning in China: Urbanization to drive growth 0

Architecture & Urban Planning in China: Urbanization to drive growth

China’s urbanization will provide “sustainable investment” and become a key factor in bolstering the country’s growth during the coming five years […]

Living in China: Over 23 million Christians 0

Living in China: Over 23 million Christians

The number of Christians in China has hit a record number in 2010, according to a survey released on recently by the institute of world religions at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences […]

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China, Technology, Development and the Environment: Photographer Lu Guang’s “Pollution in China”

To give us some perspective on the massive social and economic impact of pollution throughout China, Shanghaiist turned to photographer Lu Guang’s “Pollution in China” project. Lu won this year’s $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography from the Asia Society in New York. His project documents families, farmers, industrial districts, rivers, the countryside, cancer patients, children; anyone and everything affected by pollution across China […]

Education in China: Educated abroad, but coming home 0

Education in China: Educated abroad, but coming home

Some Chinese who were educated abroad are coming home to try to better the country’s villages and cities […]

China, Technology & the Environment: City in Henan Province to resettle 27,000 for south-north water diversion 0

China, Technology & the Environment: City in Henan Province to resettle 27,000 for south-north water diversion

Resettlement of about 27,000 downtown residents of Jiaozuo City in the central Henan Province started this week to make way for China’s massive south-to-north water diversion program, the provincial water diversion office said Friday. Resettlement is scheduled to finish at the end of September, when work on the trunk channel of the central route will start […]

China, Technology and the Environment: Urban, industry growth cloaks parts of China in persistent haze 1

China, Technology and the Environment: Urban, industry growth cloaks parts of China in persistent haze

Haze from urbanization and industrial development is a serious, persistent problem in many parts of China, especially the north, the south and in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, the Chinese National Meteorological Center (NMC) said recently […]

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: first helicopter club to take off 1

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: first helicopter club to take off

Membership for what is being touted as the country’s first private helicopter club will open soon. The club is affiliated to a private heliport opened in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province, under the Ruohang Transportation Development Co. “Our membership plan will be formally made known to the public this weekend and its initial terms for receiving application will be mainly targeted at those interested in flying or wanting to buy helicopters,” Lu Yong, the executive director of Ruohang, told China Daily recently.

Investing in China: Shanghai to launch plan to use yuan for foreign trading 0

Investing in China: Shanghai to launch plan to use yuan for foreign trading

Shanghai is set to be among the first to implement a pilot program to settle overseas trade using the Chinese RMB yuan to consolidate its international financial hub position, the Shanghai Financial Services Office said recently. Using the yuan as a settlement currency for international trade is a step forward to internationalizing the currency and will also boost Shanghai as an international financial hub. The city is a magnet for overseas financial players, home to the China headquarters of giants such as HSBC and Citigroup. The city also holds the mainland’s bigger stock market, biggest futures market, gold, currency and interbank markets…

Internet in China: super-fast connections in Shanghai by 2009 0

Internet in China: super-fast connections in Shanghai by 2009

Internet 50 or 100 times faster than current speeds will be available in Shanghai in 2009 and cover 10 million families nationwide by 2010, government officials said recently. The technology, called 3TNET, will be available in the Yangtze River Delta region soon. Previously, thousands of families tested it in Shanghai’s Changning District and Pudong New Area, said the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and the local government […]

Architecture & Urban Planning in China: Shanghai infrastructure construction to accelerate 1

Architecture & Urban Planning in China: Shanghai infrastructure construction to accelerate

Shanghai will accelerate urban infrastructure construction with a total investment of 500 billion yuan (US$73.22 billion) through 2010. The massive capital injection was a way to boost internal demand and increase the chances of stable economic growth amid the global financial turmoil, the city’s construction and transport authority announced recently […]