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Tuesday November 13, 2018

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Beijing Goes 100% Renewable
Energy
Monday March 20 2017

Beijing Goes 100% Renewable

The last major coal power plant in Beijing has ceased operations, making the Chinese capital the first city in the country to have all its power...

Beijing CBD Sinks Over a Foot Due to Groundwater Depletion
Environment
Monday July 11 2016

Beijing CBD Sinks Over a Foot Due to Groundwater Depletion

A team of international scientists have expressed grave concern at the rate that the Chinese capital is sinking into the earth due to the excessive pumping of groundwater located below...

China’s Toilet Revolution
Public
Wednesday April 27 2016

China’s Toilet Revolution

Beijing, a city where internet connections are unstable and public toilets have had for many years a reputation for being unhygienic, has announced that it will...

Will China’s Architecture Edict Harm Australian Architects?
Business
Wednesday March 30 2016

Will China’s Architecture Edict Harm Australian Architects?

China’s place as a leader in cultivating creative architecture may be waning. President Xi Jinping offered a glimpse of coming changes in 2014 when he criticized...

China’s New Megacity Will Dwarf New York
Urban Planning
Tuesday August 4 2015

China’s New Megacity Will Dwarf New York

The Chinese government expects high-speed rail to foster the creation of a new megacity around Beijing that will defy conventional urban planning limitations.

A Smoggy Day in Beijing Town
Environment
Thursday November 6 2014

A Smoggy Day in Beijing Town

Your clothes and hair will smell like they've been in a bushfire....

Chinese President Wants ‘Weird’ Architecture to Cease
Commercial
Monday October 27 2014

Chinese President Wants ‘Weird’ Architecture to Cease

Chinese President Xi Jinping hopes to put a stop to "weird" architecture in Beijing.

MAD’s Urban Forest Skyscrapers Break Ground
Commercial
Wednesday June 11 2014

MAD’s Urban Forest Skyscrapers Break Ground

Two curvaceous skyscrapers currently under construction are at the core of an urban project that will see a forest created in the heart of Beijing.

Engineering the World’s Best Tall Building
Structural
Thursday November 21 2013

Engineering the World’s Best Tall Building

The China Central Television Headquarters in Beijing, designed by acclaimed architect Rem Koolhaas, was recently named by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)...