Property Developers Emerge from Doldrums

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This article by Caijing’s Ci Bing gives insight in the way property development in China is (already!) recovering from the downturn: “Real estate investment is rebounding thanks to an improved credit environment and state-owned companies with plenty of cash.” Read: Property Developers Emerge from Doldrums.

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Eeuw van de Stad: Residential Complex, Taiyuan

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Residential Complex, Taiyuan

On the blog ‘Eeuw van de Stad’we posted a series of pictures and a small story about a remarkable residential complex we ran into in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province last month. The complex is interesting sice it combines ultimate urbanity with ultimate suburbanity. Sounds familiar? We already posted one picture of the complex on our site earlier. Now check out the full story (in Dutch) and pictures at: Eeuw van de Stad » Go West Project 4: Uitzicht.

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The hanging gardens of Chengdu

Chengdu, Newsletter

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Our new post on ‘Eeuw van de Stad’ is also interesting for non-Dutch speakers, since it is mainly photo’s. Enjoy the hanging gardens of Chengdu!

De Eeuw van de Stad » Go West Project 2: De hangende tuinen van Chengdu.

Hanging gardens of Chengdu

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Power plant, Taiyuan

Newsletter, Taiyuan

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On Sunday July 5 we visited a coal area in the western part of Taiyuan. The chimney is part of a coal power plant. The area is amongst the most polluted in the world.
worker pointing at chimney

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