Resources

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

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Angola's trophy city a 'ghost town'

Publication date: Fri 23 Nov 2012
Document type: Article
The Nova Cidade de Kilamba - New City of Kilamba - is far too expensive and has not been designed to address the population's needs. Built at a reported cost of $3.5-billion, it was supposed to solve...

Africa: China’s agricultural colony?

Publication date: Sun 18 Nov 2012
Document type: Article
China is often singled out as a food insecure country on a desperate hunt for land. With 20 per cent of the world’s population but only 7 per cent of the world’s arable land, China is supposed to be...

Equal modernization fuits for urban, rural residents

Publication date: Fri 16 Nov 2012
Document type: Article
The Communist Party of China (CPC) will promote the urban-rural integration drive so as to ensure that rural residents equally share the benefits of modernization, said Xi Jinping when explaining a...

Extraregional migration in the South: the case of China and Africa

Publication date: Thu 15 Nov 2012
Document type: Article
In recent years, the People's Republic of China is not only the source of a large number of the world's international migrants but increasingly a destination for labour migrants, including sub-...

Extraregional migration in the South: the case of China and Afria.

Publication date: Thu 15 Nov 2012
Document type: Article
In recent years, the People's Republic of China is not only the source of a large number of the world's international migrants but increasingly a destination for labour migrants, including sub-...

Chinese government studying property tax expansion

Publication date: Tue 13 Nov 2012
Document type: Article
The Chinese government is "actively studying" an expansion of the experimental property tax program in the country and may expand the program when time is appropriate, said Minister of Housing and...

Moving to the right side of the tracks

Publication date: Mon 12 Nov 2012
Document type: Article
Improving the standard of living remains a top priority for central, local governments. The Slumdog Millionaire scenario only comes off on the big screen. Few of the low-income households living in...

Chinese influence on urban Africa

Publication date: Mon 12 Nov 2012
Document type: Article
Based on economic complementarities acknowledged by both parties, and in line with its “Going Out” strategy, China’s influence on African urbanisation has evolved since 1990 from mainly...

Chinese cities "feel the loss of streetlife and community"

Publication date: Mon 5 Nov 2012
Document type: Article
Badly planned urban sprawl is cutting up traditional Chinese communities, which want better-conneted cities and not the American suburban dream, says US architect Peter Calthorpe.

Internet users urged to keep within the law

Publication date: Wed 5 Sep 2012
Document type: Article
Chinese Internet users have been urged to keep within the law and remain ethical during their online activities, delegates at a symposium have urged.

37 criminal suspects in Angola sent back to China

Publication date: Sat 25 Aug 2012
Document type: Article
A total of 37 suspects involved in violent crimes targeting Chinese in Angola of west Africa were sent back to China under police escort Saturday. They arrived in Beijing by air on Saturday morning....

More regulation possible as house prices rise

Publication date: Fri 24 Aug 2012
Document type: Article
A housing project in Nanning attracted almost 1,000 people rushing to buy 100 homes even though the city's house prices have been rising over the last two months. Nanning, capital of South China's...

Top municipalities up to 75% urbanized

Publication date: Wed 15 Aug 2012
Document type: Article
China's top three municipalities of Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin have become advanced urbanized societies, according to the China Urban Development Report 2012. The report, released by the Institute...

Urban-rural income gap gets bigger: report

Publication date: Wed 15 Aug 2012
Document type: Article
The ratio of income earned by urbanites to that of rural residents is about 5.2, said a blue paper released by a major government think tank on Tuesday. According to The Urban Blue Book: China City...

China’s ghost towns and phantom malls

Publication date: Mon 13 Aug 2012
Document type: Article
As growth slows, China's huge investment in infrastructure is looking ever harder to sustain, leaving a string of ambitious projects - towns, shopping malls and even a theme park - empty and forlorn.

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