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Category Archives: Transportation

China Surges Ahead While Ideological Battles Hinder the U.S.

“Public policy, stripped to its basics, is a choice among value alternatives. What one person will vehemently contend is the correctView full post »

World’s Longest Sea Bridge Opens in Qingdao

To mark the 90th Anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party two weeks ago, the seaside city of Qingdao in Shandong province openedView 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 »

Shaun Rein Gets It

As more economists jump on the China bubble bandwagon, reliable information about the country’s state of development is becomingView full post »

Another Misinformed Commentary on China’s High-Speed Rail

As we’ve pointed out here on China Urban Development, there is no lack of misinformation about China in the Western media. This hasView full post »

How China’s Megacities Have Avoided Problems of Other Developing Cities

Urbanist media can’t seem to get enough of the megacity these days. Much of the commentary surrounding this topic is disconcertinglyView full post »

China’s Air Traffic Glut and the Case for High-Speed Rail

Recently there has been an increase in questions raised about China’s unrelenting ambitions to connect the country with high-speedView 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 »

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 »

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 »

China Leaping Ahead With High-Speed Rail

Fast Train from Chengdu to Chongqing Via Infrastructruist: As America continues its game of high-speed rail hot potato, China has quietlyView full post »