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Author Archives: Adam Mayer

Chengdu and Chongqing Leading the Way in Hukou Reform

The hukou system, or household registration system, is a method of accounting for the country’s population by requiring each citizenView full post »

Urbanizing Towards a Clean and Sustainable Future

An article I wrote about the sustainable development in China’s cities was recently published in the Winter 2010/2011 Issue of theView full post »

Lan Kwai Fong Entertainment District Opens in Chengdu

Lan Kwai Fong, the trendy bar district in Hong Kong, has been the island’s premier nightlife spot for the better part of threeView full post »

China Linking Southeast Asia with High-Speed Rail

Kunming, Yunnan Province:   China’s Gateway to Southeast Asia China receives a lot of well-deserved recognition for its expandingView full post »

Macau Housing Prices Rising Fast

Like the rest of China, Macau is witnessing an ascent in its housing prices. According to Bloomberg, “Macau home prices may rise asView full post »

(Mis)understanding China’s Suburbs

Beijing Suburbs. Photo by Manuel.A.69. As China’s expanding cities inevitably swallow up surrounding countryside, the boundariesView full post »

Preservation in Beijing: The Battle for Gulou

A frequently revisited topic in discussions about China’s development is the widespread loss of historic structures andView full post »

Mega-City Semantics in the Pearl River Delta

Dongguan Housing. Photo by livinginchina4now. Several people have called my attention to a recent article from The Telegraph about ChinaView full post »

Kashgar: New SEZ in Xinjiang

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Marino One rising city to be on the look out for in the next decade of China development is little-known KashgarView full post »

China a Boon for American Architects

The China World Trade Center in Beijing, Designed by American Architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill The New York Times finally caughtView full post »

Beijing Roads Headed Toward Maximum Capacity

2,000 New Cars Hit Beijing Streets Everyday As the government and cultural center of the country, Beijing is a worthy capital of a risingView full post »

China High-Speed Rail Tracks In Trouble?

Photo by Matthew Felix Sun The South China Morning Post has a worrying article about rail track construction quality for China’s newView full post »