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Author Archives: Adam Mayer

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 »

Defining Western Bias

Architecture critic Guy Horton has an excellent essay on ArchDaily about redefining the way we judge and evaluate Chinese urbanView full post »

Guangzhou’s Inferiority Complex

Guangzhou Opera House. Photo by puikincz You gotta give Guangzhou some credit. The capital city of Guangdong Province is tryingView full post »

City Journal’s Guy Sorman: China Basher

Beijing’s 798 Arts District While browsing through the front page of the planning website Planetizen the other day, I came across aView full post »

Too Good To Be True: Architecture Scams in China

Architecture professionals across the world are entranced by the building boom taking place in China. The urbanization of China’sView full post »

Post G-20 Hangover: Trade Wars, Currency Manipulation & More

Downtown Seoul The G-20 meeting in Seoul earlier this month left in its wake a trail of uncertainty regarding the state of the globalView 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 »

Tragedy in Shanghai

I’m an unabashed fan of tall buildings, high-rises, skyscrapers- whatever you want to call them. Not only do they lend cities aView full post »

China, Japan, America

Japanese Retail Chain Uniqlo at Chengdu’s Chunxi Lu Shopping Street After spending the previous two weeks in the U.S. visitingView full post »

Thomas Friedman to America: China is Kicking Our Butt

Tianjin. Photo by Sarmu New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman was in Tianjin earlier this month for the 2010 SummerView full post »

Chengdu’s First Subway Line Set to Open

Entry shell to the new Chengdu underground metro October 1st, 2010 will be a momentous day in the Sichuan capital of Chengdu. On this day,View full post »