Tag: development

China’s New Space for Tourism

Written by Travis Klingberg. People used to think of Panzhihua, Sichuan, as an industrial city. Steel making is in its bones and is the reason it was constructed from scratch in the mid–1960s. It is also the reason for its location along the Jinsha River. Panzhihua’s mountains are […]

Eco-city Development in China

Written by Wu Deng. China is undergoing the largest scale urbanization in history and at an unprecedented pace. Between 1991 and 2012, China’s urban population increased from 26.4% to 52.6%. Urban built areas have expanded from 12,856 to 45,566 square kilometres over the same period, an increase of […]

How new is the ‘Belt and Road’?

Written by Raffaello Pantucci.  Back in the late 1990s, then-PRC President and Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin noticed that the country was facing an imbalance. Deng Xiaoping’s economic reforms had opened up the coastal cities, transforming them into beacons of international industry and development. Cities like Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou were […]

The Internationalisation of Chinese NGOs

Written by Jennifer YJ Hsu. There is increasing interest in China’s role as an international development actor due to its growing presence across the developing world, particularly in Africa. While much media attention and scholarly literature has focused on the role of Chinese trade and investments in the […]