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Author Archives: Adam Mayer

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 »

Architect Ole Scheeren Opens New Office in China

CCTV Building in Beijing. Photo by Fred @ SG German architect Ole Scheeren, a former partner of the Dutch firm OMA and lead designer of theView full post »

China, America, Paul Krugman

Every few months, Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman writes an opinion piece lambasting China forView full post »

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 »