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The Africa-China Urban Initiative and its partner institutions have a number of resources available.

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African urban fantasies: past lessons and emerging realities

Publication date: Tue 1 Apr 2014
Document type: Article
Written by Allan Cain, director of Development Workshop, this paper describes how the government of Angola has been able to use financing from Chinese credit facilities to build prestige urban...

Oil for Housing: Chinese-built New Towns in Angola

Publication date: Tue 1 Apr 2014
Document type: Article
SAIIA Policy Briefing 88: China has gained a foothold in the African construction sector through the provision of ‘resources for infrastructure’ loans. The dominance of Chinese companies is...

China to establish real estate registration by 2017

Publication date: Fri 28 Mar 2014
China plans to establish a national real estate registration system in about three years, according to a statement released on Thursday by the Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR).

Li pledges to rebuild more shantytowns this year

Publication date: Thu 27 Mar 2014
Document type: Article
Premier Li Keqiang has pledged to rebuild more of the country's shantytowns this year as part of planned urbanization and efforts to improve people's living conditions.

Urbanization will drive China's growth

Publication date: Thu 27 Mar 2014
Document type: Article
Consumer spending in China will be given a boost by further urbanization according to a leading official, as a new government plan anticipates 60% of the population will live in urban areas within...

Openness urged in property dispute

Publication date: Thu 27 Mar 2014
Document type: Article
Judicial specialists and lawyers suggest that governments provide residents with more transparency in land expropriation procedures and compensation to avoid tragedies such as the one in Pingdu.

Urbanization can close China's income gap: OECD economist

Publication date: Sun 23 Mar 2014
Document type: Article
Urbanization can help ease China's urban-rural income disparity, a senior economist with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Saturday. Margit Molnar, head of the...

China to launch unified property registration

Publication date: Sun 23 Mar 2014
Document type: Article
China will launch unified national property registration this year to regulate the real estate market and push forward urbanization. Registration rules will be drafted and submitted by June to the...

Drive to urbanize requires change in financing

Publication date: Thu 20 Mar 2014
Document type: Article
China's urbanization drive will speed up the reform of the fiscal and public project funding, as the current financial mechanism for local governments can't meet the huge funding need, according to a...

Africa hits a bump on the road to prosperity

Publication date: Wed 19 Mar 2014
Document type: Article
South of the Sahara, economies have flourished over the past decade, earning the continent the moniker ‘Africa Rising’. But growing pains are emerging, clouding the short-term outlook for a region...

Decade after debt relief, Africa’s rush to borrow stirs concern

Publication date: Tue 18 Mar 2014
Document type: Article
Nearly a decade after Nelson Mandela and anti-poverty activists Bono and Bob Geldof persuaded the rich world to forgive Africa’s crushing debts, many countries’ debt levels are creeping up again,...

Chinese Trade with Africa Hits Record High

Publication date: Mon 17 Mar 2014
Document type: Article
China’s enduring importance for Africa was strengthened again in 2013, when trade between the globe’s most populous country and its poorest continent soared to a record total of $200 billion. That...

Proposed national real estate system gets boost

Publication date: Mon 17 Mar 2014
Document type: Article
China has released its first-ever national urbanization plan for 2014-2020, the successful implementation of which will have a great bearing on the country's economic vitality in the middle...

China unveils urbanizatization plan 2014 - 2020

Publication date: Sun 16 Mar 2014
Document type: Article
China on Sunday unveiled an urbanization plan for the 2014-2020 period in an effort to steer the country's urbanization onto a human-centered and environmentally friendly path.

Property market strategy will recognize local needs: Li

Publication date: Thu 13 Mar 2014
Document type: Article
A regulatory strategy for the property market, recognizing local conditions and aspects, will be implemented, Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday. The government will ramp up building of publicly...

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