Signal Tree

September 16, 2014
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Signal Tree

A telecom operators’ idea to preserve the natural landscape.


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Back in the saddle !

September 15, 2014
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Beijing International Cycle Expo and the 3rd Beijing Cycling Festival, September, 12-14, 2014


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… And bridges

September 14, 2014
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… And bridges

Photos of the new twin bridges in Liangjiang New Area, Chongqing, one still under construction.


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Of cable cars…

September 13, 2014
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Of cable cars…

Photos of Chongqing's ropeways, once the main method of crossing the Yangtze and Jialing rivers.


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City Versus Countryside in Mao’s China: Negotiating the Divide

September 12, 2014
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Book by Jeremy Brown (2012). City Versus Countryside in Mao's China: 
Negotiating the Divide. Cambridge University Press.


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The end of the hukou system?

September 11, 2014
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Despite the announcement by China’s State Council,  in July, of the end of the hukou household registration system, the division between rural and urban still remains and the reform process will take time.


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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-36 (September)

September 10, 2014
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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-36 (September)

The UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-36 (September) is now published.


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An interview with Han Jun conducted by China Real Estate Business

September 9, 2014
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An interview with Han Jun conducted by China Real Estate Business

Han Jun, vice minister of Development Research Center of the State Council, answered several questions from China Real Estate Business. (Interview in Chinese.)


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Agro-food markets in China

September 8, 2014
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Agro-food markets in China

Augustin-Jean, Louis & Alpermann, Bjorn (eds.) (2014), The political economy of agro-food markets in China: the social construction of the markets in an era of globalization. Basingtoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


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Old and New by Kevin Schoenmakers

September 7, 2014
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Old and New by Kevin Schoenmakers

First of a series of photographs found under Creative Commons licenses on the themes of UrbaChina: Old and New by Kevin Shoenmakers.


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Barriers to the implementation of environmental policies at the local level in China

September 6, 2014
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This paper identifies barriers to a more comprehensive implementation of environmental policies at the local level in China’s urban areas and suggests ways to reduce or remove them.


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Reclaiming the Neighbourhood. Urban redevelopment, citizen activism, and conflicts of recognition in Guangzhou

September 5, 2014
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Article by Bettina Gransow, « Reclaiming the Neighbourhood. Urban redevelopment, citizen activism, and conflicts of recognition in Guangzhou », China Perspectives , 2014/2 | 2014


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Consuming urban living in ‘villages in the city’: studentification in Guangzhou

September 4, 2014
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Consuming urban living in ‘villages in the city’: studentification in Guangzhou

A study by He Shenjing (Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou) about the studentification phenomenon in China. The study is based on a fieldwork near university campuses in Guangzhou.


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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-35 (August)

September 3, 2014
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UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-35 (August)

The UrbaChina Newsletter 2014-35 (August) is now published.


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Pickle Index of China’s urbanisation

September 2, 2014
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Pickle Index of China’s urbanisation

The Pickle index was created in 2013 by an official of the National Development and Reform Commission. The creator of this index indicated that measuring and observing the sale number of pickles in different provinces can show the moving trends of migrant workers. The Pickle index became an unofficial way to observe population movements...
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