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

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Affordable housing no burden for local governments

Publication date: Sun 24 Feb 2013
Document type: Article
Local governments should view affordable-housing projects as their long-term assets that can create revenue rather than financial burden, said a leading economist who is a member of the country's top...

Urbanization challenges farmland conservation

Publication date: Sat 23 Feb 2013
Document type: Article
Lijiang city in Southwest China's Yunnan province has what it takes to become a tourist attraction - picturesque scenery and profound cultural heritage. Now, the newly-constructed railway station on...

Rural migrant workers top 262 million

Publication date: Fri 22 Feb 2013
Document type: Article
Nearly one in every five Chinese people were rural migrant workers - those from rural areas working in cities - by the end of last year, official statistics showed on Friday. The number of rural...

House price rises accelerate in Chinese cities

Publication date: Fri 22 Feb 2013
Document type: Article
Home prices kept rising at a quicker pace in major Chinese cities last month, underscoring the necessity of government measures to cool the property market, data showed on Friday.

Key to curbing housing price rises

Publication date: Fri 22 Feb 2013
Document type: Article
To curb housing price rises, local authorities should end obstruction from corrupt vested interest groups, according to a Beijing Youth Daily article. Following are excerpts.

Expert suggests caution over 'fragmented' urbanization

Publication date: Thu 21 Feb 2013
Document type: Article
Hundreds of new cities. Millions of new urban residents. Surging consumer demand as a result. But one economics professor says the governement still needs to take a hard look at how exactly the...

Local government critized for excessive investment

Publication date: Thu 7 Feb 2013
Document type: Article
 A major State-owned bank has warned that some local government might supercharge investment in the name of new urbanisation.

China's urban balancing act

Publication date: Thu 7 Feb 2013
Document type: Article
At the teeming central railway station in downtown Beijing, the world's largest annual human migration is underway, as millions of workers head back to their ancestral towns and villages to celebrate...

Blind urbanisation dangerous

Publication date: Wed 6 Feb 2013
Blasting mountains for land reclamation has become a trend, with many local governments continuing to expand cities or build new ones on reclaimed land.

Rural land reforms to empower farmers

Publication date: Mon 4 Feb 2013
Document type: Article
Chinese farmers are expected to have more say in determining the destiny of their contracted land as the government vows to intensify reforms to back their rights.

Reform land expropriation system for new urbanization

Publication date: Mon 4 Feb 2013
Document type: Article
As the phrase "new urbanization" becomes popular with governments, we need to ask if it is the right time for China to talk about new urbanization, says an article in the 21st Centurty Business...

China not to loosen housing market regulations: Wen

Publication date: Sat 2 Feb 2013
Document type: Article
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Wednesday that the country will not slacken it efforts in regulating the housing prices, which he considered still "far from a reasonable level."
"If we develop the...

Sister Cities Initiative to Focus on Urban Poverty in Africa

Publication date: Fri 1 Feb 2013
Document type: Article
The citizen diplomacy group Sister Cities International has created an avenue for urban centres in the United States, China and Africa to collaborate on issues related to Africa's urban poverty and...

China steps up rural land registrations

Publication date: Fri 1 Feb 2013
Document type: Article
China will continue to carry out registrations on the ownership and management rights of rural land to facilitate land transfers, the country's first policty document for 2013 says.

China to help migrant workers in urbanization

Publication date: Fri 1 Feb 2013
Document type: Article
Chinese authorities on Thursday underlined the need to help rural migrant workers become urban residents, calling it an important task for the country's urbanization, according to its first policy...

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