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By Fulong Wu

With urbanism changing into the most important driving force of socio-economic switch in China, this ebook presents a lot wanted up to date fabric on chinese language city improvement.

Demonstrating the way it transcends the centrally-planned version of monetary development, and assessing the level to which it has long past past the typical knowledge of chinese language ‘gradualism’, the booklet covers a variety of vital subject matters, including:

  • local land improvement
  • the neighborhood kingdom
  • private-public partnership
  • foreign funding
  • urbanization
  • ageing
  • home possession.

Providing a transparent appraisal of contemporary tendencies in chinese language urbanism, this booklet places ahead very important new conceptual assets to fill the space among the outmoded version of the ‘Third global’ urban and the globalizing towns of the West.

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China’s urban revolution is driven by its consumer revolution. China opened its vast domestic market to the world under WTO, especially in the services sector when the last restriction expired in December 2006. Chinese consumers are becoming a new driving force for the development of global consumer markets, in particular specific markets such as overseas tourism, overseas education, and niche luxury consumer goods. Universities in Britain have already seen the potential of postgraduate education for Chinese students; the trend will continue, to include undergraduate education, enhanced by the increasing domestic costs of education in China and a rising income for the middle class.

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