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Book Review: Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the 21st Century

(This book review was written by Michael Cynkar, current master of Urban and Regional Planning student at Portland State University. ) Orville Schell and John Delury’s book Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the 21st Century, illustrates the history … Continue reading

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Book Review: China in Ten Words, and A Review in Several More

(This book review was written by Hannah Silver, current master of Urban and Regional Planning student at Portland State University. ) “China’s pain is mine,” states Yu Hua as an introduction to his 2011 account of his country’s incredible and … Continue reading

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War on Pollution is hurting GDP

Some have estimated that China’s economic growth might be close to zero if considering the amount of damage it has done on the environment. In another word, these GDP numbers are mostly illusions about economic development. Earlier in this blog, we … Continue reading

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Poverty, Inequality and Stability

By Yiping Fang A recent new item at Bloomberg states, that,  The income gap between rich and poor in China has now surpassed that of the United States. A common measure of income inequality almost doubled in China between 1980 … Continue reading

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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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