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Category Archives: Beijing

China’s Overheated Real Estate Market

Photo by ?? ? Since the end of 2015, property values have been heating up throughout China. In over 15 cities, home prices increased overView full post »

Are Chinese Subway Systems the New American Interstate?

Beijing Subway Map It is virtually impossible not to marvel at China’s new subway systems after spending some time in a city like BeijingView full post »

Q&A With Author of “The People’s Republic of Chemicals”

Nothing threatens the stability of China’s economic miracle more than the hazardous levels of pollution generated by rapidView full post »

Vanke Jiugong Mixed-Use Development by SPARK Architects

SPARK Architects have shared with us their award-winning design for a new mixed-use development in Beijing. Designed for Vanke in theView full post »

Urban Creative Culture, Air Quality and the Tragedy of Beijing

Like many foreign travelers and working expats who arrive to China, Beijing was my first port of entry into the country. Leaving CapitalView full post »

Why is Zaha Hadid Being Copied in China?

Zaha Hadid’s Wangjing SOHO design (left). Chongqing Meiquan 22nd Century design (right). Image from AFP. Earlier this year, theView full post »

An Experience in Contrasts: Redevelopment in Beijing’s Historic Qianmen Neighborhood

Before and After Photos of ‘Quanjude’, a famous Peking Duck Establishment in Qianmen Since 1864 It is a familiar narrativeView full post »

Building a Greener Capital

Prosper Center, Beijing’s First LEED Gold Certified Building The following is a guest post by Daniel Garst, a Beijing-based AmericanView full post »

Deindustrializing Beijing: Images from the Decommissioned China National Steel Factory

Beijing’s poor air quality is a well-documented phenomenon, yet what is often not considered is the fact is that the municipalityView full post »

A Guide to China’s Rising Urban Areas

Source: Demographia World Urban Areas: Population & Projections: 6th Edition.   I have a newView full post »

Beijing to Shanghai High-Speed Rail Opens

Photo by bennettdesign China’s ambitious high-speed rail program inaugurated perhaps its most important line yesterday: Beijing toView full post »

Fears About a China Housing Crash Overstated

Consensus among international media is that China’s economy is heading for an imminent and disastrous crash due to its inflatedView full post »