Pickle Index of China’s urbansation

September 2, 2014
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Pickle Index of China’s urbansation

Pickle index was found in 2013 by an official of the National Development and Reform Commission. The finder of this index indicated that measuring and observing the sale number of pickle in different provinces can understand the moving trend of migrant workers. Pickle index then became an unofficial way to observe the population movements...
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Foreign-owned hospitals in Chinese cities?

September 1, 2014
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Foreign-owned hospitals in Chinese cities?

Foreign owned hospitals are now allowed in several Chinese provinces


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Shanghai new towns

August 31, 2014
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Harry den Hartog (ed), Shanghai New Towns: Searching for Community and Identity in a Sprawling Metropolis. Rotterdam, 010 Publishers,  416 p. English/Chinese.


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Food safety management in China

August 30, 2014
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Book by Jiehong Zhou (Zhejiang University, China), Shaosheng Jin (Zhejiang University, China), review by Jakob A. Klein.


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Managing Migrant Contestation. Land appropriation, intermediate agency, and regulated space in Shenzhen

August 29, 2014
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Article by Edmund W. Cheng. Managing Migrant Contestation. Land appropriation, intermediate agency, and regulated space in Shenzhen. Published in China Perspectives 2014/2: P.27.


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Urban Innovation and Upgrading in China Shanty Towns

August 28, 2014
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Book edited by Ni Pengfei, a member of UrbaChina research team, about slum rebuilding in Liaoning province.


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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-34 (August)

August 27, 2014
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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-34 (August)

The UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-34 (August) is now published.


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International experience in urbanisation

August 26, 2014
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The whole world now is paying attention to China's urbanisation, and the Chinese government will have to learn from other countries’ experience. Recently, the People's Daily featured articles about urbanisation in different countries (articles are in Chinese).


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Youth Olympics games in Nanjing (16-28, August)

August 25, 2014
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Youth Olympics games in Nanjing (16-28, August)

After Beijing hosting the Olympic Games in 2008, Nanjing is now home to the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.


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How does superstition become intangible Cultural heritage in Postsocialist China?

August 24, 2014
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This article narrates how a temple fair worshipping a dragon god, the object of superstition for about sixty years, became an official piece of intangible cultural heritage.


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Wives, husbands, and lovers. Marriage and sexuality in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Urban China

August 23, 2014
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Wives, husbands, and lovers. Marriage and sexuality in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Urban China

What is the state of intimate romantic relationships and marriage in urban China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan?


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Strategic Modelling: “Building a New Socialist Countryside” in Three Chinese Counties

August 22, 2014
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Paper by Anna L. Ahlersn (University of Bonn) and Gunter Schubert (University of Tübingen).


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The hukou and land tenure systems as two middle income traps: the case of modern China

August 21, 2014
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Paper by Guangzhong James Wen (Trinity College) and Xiong Jinwu (Tsinghua University, Beijing). Final version will be published in Frontiers of Economics in China.


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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-33 (August)

August 20, 2014
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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-33 (August)

The UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-33 (August) is now published.


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“Beauty of China and picturesque countryside” photo competition

August 19, 2014
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“Beauty of China and picturesque countryside” photo competition

A photo competition is being held by the China News Photography Association, the Guangdong Branch of Xinhua News Agency, Xiqiao Town and Nanhai District Committeeon the theme of "Beauty of China and Picturesque Countryside".


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