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Category Archives: Rural Development

China Regional Urbanization Trends: 2014 Edition

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) shared with us their new study on “China’s Urban Dreams 2014” – an update onView full post »

Organic Farming in China: Chengdu’s Anlong Village

With the ongoing spate of food safety scandals, Chinese consumers are rightly weary of the source and quality of their food.View full post »

Go West Project at the Chengdu Biennale

I had the privilege of sitting in on a round-table discussion led by the ‘Go West Project‘ at the Chengdu Biennale this pastView full post »

Torrential Rains and Flooding in Chengdu

It’s been a rough start to the summer season for provinces in central and southwest China. Torrential rain and floods have affectedView full post »

China’s Ancient Cities and the Crisis of Branding

UNESCO Heritage Site, Longmen Grottoes Stone Carvings near Luoyang, Henan Province.  Photo by Easytourchina. In April I had the honor ofView full post »

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 »

(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 »

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 »