This is a selection of resources on Tianjin available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so that we can share them with our readers.
NLB print and digital resources
Annual analysis of competitiveness, simulation studies and development perspective for 34 greater China economies: 2000–2010
Read about the challenges, opportunities and development strategies of Tianjin in Chapter 12. The article outlines Tianjin’s major economic sectors and activities, infrastructure, official policies and competitiveness rankings from 2000 to 2010 among China’s 34 greater economies.
All rights reserved, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, 2014.
Advancing Singapore-China economic relations
A useful book for policymakers, academics and students, businessmen and the general public keen to have a better understanding of the complex economic relations between the two nations from 1990 to 2013. Chapter 4, ‘Translating Concept into Practice: Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Project’, provides a comprehensive discussion of the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Project.
All rights reserved, Singapore: ISEAS Publishing, 2014.
Economics and regulation in China
Read a case study about Tianjin in Chapter 12 on how the city is embarking on designing and implementing an emissions trading market.
All rights reserved, Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge, 2014.
Explore Tianjin through this book as it presents key attractions such as the Tianjin Museum, Wen Miao Temple of Confucius, Taku Forts, Tianjin Eye, Boxer Rebellion Museum, Guwan Shichang Antique Market and the Guwenhua Jie Street.
All rights reserved, S.I: Earth Eyes Travel Guides, 2012.
China’s evolving industrial policies and economic restructuring
After three decades of rapid growth and transformation, China’s economy is pursuing a new transition: from being investment-driven to consumption-driven, from resource-intensive to technology-dependent, and from primarily extensive growth to efficiency-based and more coordinated development. Chapter 12 examines the economic features of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and its significance to the national economy, including the challenges and future prospects of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.
All rights reserved, Routledge, 2014.
Advancing Singapore-China economic relations
This book provides an overview of the economic ties forged between Singapore and China. Chapter three is particularly interesting as it covers the development of the Suzhou Industrial Park which has enhanced Singapore’s reputation and brand name. Similarly, Chapter four is a worthwhile read as it describes the spirit of mutual learning and expertise sharing between both countries as seen through the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City project.
All rights reserved, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2014.
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This website sponsored by the Tianjin municipal government provides information and resources for local residents, visitors and businesses.
Tianjin Tourism Information Network
This is the official website of the Tianjin Municipal Bureau of Tourism which presents Tianjin’s tourism industry with comprehensive and fresh travel information.
China (Tianjin) Pilot Free Trade Zone Administration
This is an official website of the China (Tianjin) Pilot Free Trade Zone Administration.
China (Tianjin) Pilot Free Trade
Learn more about the China (Tianjin) Pilot Free Trade Zone through this research report by professional economists from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
Best-performing cities: China 2016
This report analyses official data to track the economic performance of China’s best-performing cities. The ranking is based on nine indicators including job growth, wage growth, gross regional product per capita growth and foreign direct investment growth.
From red to green: Let a hundred eco-cities blossom: the case of Tianjin Eco-city
This thesis presents a holistic approach to study how and to what extent the Tianjin Eco-city contributes to urban sustainability in China. This involves using environmental studies to analyse the negative impacts of human action (such as pollution and waste production) on the city as well as development studies which look at the living well-being and equality of residents. It then applies social sciences, namely using the disciplines of sociology and psychology to study human behaviour and to examine how interactions between institutions and humans affect the progress of urban sustainability.