Eduardo Paes is the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, a sprawling, complicated, beautiful city of 6.5 million. He shares four big ideas about leading Rio — and all cities — into the future, including bold (and do-able) infrastructure upgrades and how to make a city “smarter.” [...]
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The U.S. president, Barack Obama said during his trip to Brazil, during the closure of the CEO Forum at the Brazilian Foreign Ministry — which brought together representatives of some major companies from both the United Stats and Brazil — that United States have an interest in investing in infrastructure in Brazil [...]
Shanghai is looking to get rid of poorly translated English signs as it readies to welcome 4 million foreign visitors to next year’s World Expo.
Associated Press has got the news on a recent report which claims that Beijing’s air worse than at past Olympics, while Just ten days later, Xinhua News just boasted about how Beijing records best air quality in nine years [...]
New vehicle restrictions are likely to be announced soon in the Chinese capital, given that a post-Olympics system has “significantly improved” traffic conditions and air quality, Beijing officials said recently. “New car restrictions will be unveiled soon to replace the current ones,” said Wang Zhaorong, spokesman for the Beijing Municipal Committee of Communications [...]
China investigated 56,634 trademark infringement cases in 2008, up 12.55 percent from the previous year. Statistics released by the Chinese State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) on revealed recently that these include 45,492 domestic cases and 11,142 foreign-related ones, up 13.74 percent and 7.97 percent, respectively.
Beijing registered 65,970 new motor vehicles in the first 45 days of 2009, with a daily increase of 1,466, according to the municipal traffic authority. That brought the total number of automobiles in the city to 3.56 million as of February/2009, according to figures from the Beijing Traffic Management Bureau [...]
Auto prices in China were expected to fall in the fourth quarter led by slowing demand, the price monitoring center under the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a report on recently. Prices fell 2.09 percent in the first nine months due to excessive output and oversupply of new models in the second and third quarters, it said…
In the Olympic spirit, TrendSpotting has drilled down on the dynamics of the Internet in China in a new report entitled ‘Handbook of Online China‘. The report focuses on three key themes – China as an online leader, the competitive landscape, and business in online China – that are key indicators of the ongoing development of the dynamic Internet market in China [...]