Source: D J Clark & Zhang Yuchen ( chinadaily.com.cn), 2012-10-10
An estimate from the city government in 2009 suggested that the number of bicycles in Beijing was around 13 million. But over the past 15 years the number of those bicycles being used for journeys on the streets of Beijing has dropped by more than half. In contrast, the number of cars on Beijing’s streets has increased fivefold in the same period, adding an additional 4 million vehicles to the city’s 1,400 km of roads. In this video, China Dailyreporter Zhang Yuchen goes out into the streets on a bike to find out what challenges the local government faces in getting more people back on to their bikes.
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Source:FinancialTimesVideos, 2012, May 3.
At the moment, China’s car buyers usually purchase new vehicles, but a market for used cars is starting to develop. The FT’s Patti Waldmeir visits a luxury second hand car market to investigate.
Source : Reuter video, 2012, Aug. 29 –
26 May 2010, 2p.m.-4p.m.
Stephan Feutchwang (London School of Economics), Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen Institute Colloquium and member of UrbaChina. His current research interests include re-introducing the long term in a comparative approach to civilisations defined as spreads and mixtures with many centres, not as cultures that clash.
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Interview with Pacific Leadership Fellow, Dean and Professor at the School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University, People’s Republic of China, Ma Zhong. The interview took place on November 29, 2011 at the Center of Emerging and Pacific Economies (EmPac) and was conducted by IR/PS Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics, Junjie Zhang.
Prof. Ma Zhong’s institution “the School of Environnement and Natural Resources at Renmin University is a member of the UrbaChina project. Prof. Ma Zhong’s team, together with Chinese fellows from AAESR (Anhui Academy of Environmental Science Research ) and European colleagues from ICS (Instituto de Ciencias Sociais) and ISIS (Istituto di Studi per l’Integrazione dei Sistemi), explore the sustainability dimension of urban infrastructures and service requirements, focusing on the topics of environment and health.
Source: Vimeo, Ma Zhong, Interview, November 29, 2011, Center of Emerging and Pacific Economies (EmPac). Interview conducted by IR/PS Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics, Junjie Zhang.