Does China need another signature skyscraper? Changsha’s Sky City, currently still at the project stage, caught my attention, not so much for its ambition to become the world’s tallest skyscraper (yawn) but for its desire to promote a more sustainable way of urban living in China. (continue reading…)
When the UK lowered the flag on its former colony of Hong Kong in 1997, China was still playing catch-up with other Asian economies. Today, China is second only to the US in economic might and the UK, along with every other country in the world, is keen to build closer ties. (continue reading…)
Beijing Construction Engineering Group is coming to the UK. Manchester, to be precise, to help build an £800m urban regeneration project near Manchester’s airport. It is the latest example of China’s growing interest in the UK’s infrastructure and utilities sectors. (continue reading…)
Could this be a trend? US construction equipment giant Caterpillar became the latest western manufacturer to report disappointment in China as demand for capital equipment slows.
United Technologies recently posted a drop in Chinese orders while 3M forecast below-trend growth. (continue reading…)