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Which pollution to clean first in China?

Recently I came across several folks who are interested in bringing US Brownfield remediation technology to China. Their idea is based on the fact that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that as of June 2013, US Brownfields Program … Continue reading

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Hukou in China’s New Urbanization Policy

Chinese leadership is not content to wait for the natural process of urbanization — wherein rural residents see increased opportunities in cities and move of their own accord — to run its course. “People have been leaving the mountains to … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese new year of Horse!

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UCI – Urban China Initiative

By Yiping Fang I was recently pointed to the relatively new ‘Urban China Initiative’, and found it so much closely related to what PSU-China Innovation and Urbanization program is interested in. Great to know that the initiative coordinated the strong … Continue reading

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Prosperity and Urbanization in Children’s song

By Yiping Fang   There was a very popular children’s song in China, called ‘Xiao Yanzi’, literally the little swallows.  Recently I was shocked to get reminded its lyrics, when I was playing it on Youtube. The image on the … Continue reading

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The economics of demolition – Creative destruction

By Yiping Fang A recent article in Economists titled “The economics of demolition – Creative destruction“, discusses about a research done by Dragonomics, on their estimation using 2010 Census and 2005 mini-census, it shows that a great deal of housing was … Continue reading

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It is officially live!

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