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House prices rebound in June

Publication date: Wed 18 Jul 2012
Document type: Article
Twenty-five major Chinese cities saw a rebound in the price of new real estate projects in June, according to a report by the National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday. But of the 70 cities...

The race to build in Africa

Publication date: Mon 9 Jul 2012
Document type: Article
New Delhi: Indian aid to Africa is mostly focused on capacity building and knowledge sharing. Total aid to Africa during 2011-2012 was Rs 150 crore ($27.5 million), quite a contrast to just Rs 10...

Angola’s Chinese-built ghost town

Publication date: Mon 2 Jul 2012
Document type: Article
The ghost tow ns of China, Ireland and Spain - full of large empty house estates - may be a phenomenon that is on its w ay to Africa. Built for people w ho never move in, they leave those w ho did w...

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation: From a Sustainable Perspective

Publication date: Sun 1 Jul 2012
Document type: Research paper
The purpose of this report is to identify the origin, procedures, participating institutions, operating mechanisms, impacts and shortcomings of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). Data for...

Championing the right cause

Publication date: Fri 29 Jun 2012
Document type: Article
China, Africa must use gains from the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation to foster long-term relationships. The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, which has entered its 12th year, is undoubtedly a...

20 years of China's public voice

Publication date: Wed 20 Jun 2012
Document type: Article
Since the last Rio summit, China's way of doing things has changed: citizens have become players in environmental governance. Chang Cheng reflects on a civil-society journey. This article is adapted...

Refining Relations: Chad’s Growing Links with China

Publication date: Thu 14 Jun 2012
SAIIA Policy Breifing 48: Chad’s relations with China have developed importantly in a relatively short space of time, which has elevated China’s importance in the Chadian economy and domestic...

China's Growing Involvement in Chad: Escaping Enclosure?

Publication date: Fri 8 Jun 2012
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 116: The paper first outlines the Chadian context, at national and regional levels, in order to locate China’s engagement appropriately. Because China’s economic engagement...

Book Review: Climate Change and Sustainable Urban Development in Africa and Asia

Publication date: Fri 1 Jun 2012
Document type: Article
Review published in the African Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 3, No. 1, June 2012. The book Climate Change and Sustainable Urban Development in Africa and Asia (Belinda Yuen and Asfaw Kumssa...

Tenure for China

Publication date: Thu 31 May 2012
Document type: Article
RICS Land Jornal article by Christopher Barlow, Thomson Reuters’ Project Manager for the China Rural Land Registration and Certification Program. Thomson Reuters provides land and property tax...

Viewpoint: Africa must do more to profit from China

Publication date: Tue 22 May 2012
Document type: Article
Chinese investment in Africa has escalated rapidly over recent years, but what are the implications of China's foray in the continent, asks expert in China-African relations Solange Guo Chatelard....

Urbanization leaves migrant workers out

Publication date: Wed 2 May 2012
Document type: Article
China will have to face a host of problems in its drive to realize "effective urbanization" in the next decade, with the most prominent challenge lying in accommodating the large number of migrant...

The social and environmental limits of China’s urban-based model of development

Publication date: Tue 17 Apr 2012
Document type: Research paper
China’s recent economic transformation started in rural areas, but soon became a very urban phenomenon. Coastal cities became sites of innovation, where private enterprises, entrepreneurial...

Focus shifts from resources to infrastructure, manufacturing

Publication date: Fri 13 Apr 2012
Document type: Article
The China-Africa Development Fund is shifting its investment strategy with the focus now on infrastructure, manufacturing and agriculture, after a capital injection of $2 billion, Hu Zhirong, vice-...

Local governments involved in illegal land transfers

Publication date: Thu 12 Apr 2012
Document type: Article
China's National Audit Office on Friday said a spot check of land transfers made in 2009 and 2010 revealed that nearly 70 percent of the cities and counties surveyed were involved in illegal activity.