Monthly Archives: November 2011

Global Times: who needs an urban hukou anyway?

Following-up on our various discussions about the hukou systems and about rural-to-urban migration and questions about rural migrants seeking access to urban space (as opposed, say, to an urban hukou itself), the Global Times recently published an editorial claiming that … Continue reading

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Cooling the real estate market

Last week in lecture we looked at the ways urbanization had seemingly become the primary raison d’etre for the local state, since state revenues are increasingly derived from rents on urban property development.  One question I raised in this regard … Continue reading

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A new climate change leader? Climate talks open in Beijing this week

The 2011 China International Forum on Climate Change opened in Beijing on Sunday.  The Beijing forum is a precursor to the next round of UN climate talks, opening later this month in Durban, South Africa.  At the Beijing forum, as … Continue reading

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