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Author Archives: Adam Mayer

Happy Birthday Shenzhen: Special Economic Zone Turns 30

By now everyone knows the story of Shenzhen: a small fishing village in  south China’s Guangdong Province transforms into anView full post »

Development in the Far West: Bumpy Road Ahead

Uyghur people in Xinjiang. Photo courtesy of Nicolas Marino One advantage of China’s top-down approach to urban development is theView full post »

Expatriate Mobility in China

Scenes from Chengdu and Shanghai – Two Popular Cities with Expats Since China reopened its doors 30 years ago, the country hasView full post »

China Housing Bubble? Maybe, But Not as Bad as You Think

Many economic analysts are convinced that China is now in the midst of a  colossal housing bubble. Wendell Cox thinks otherwise. In aView full post »

Chongqing: City of Hills, Rivers and Skyscrapers

Foreign Policy magazine confirmed western China’s  growing prominence with an article and photo essay in their September/OctoberView full post »

The World’s Number 2 Economy…and Still a Long Way to Go

It’s fitting that the inaugural post for the China Urban Development Blog takes place just a week after it was announced that ChinaView full post »