Conflicts and Compromise: Using of Chinese Standards in China-aided Stadium Projects After 2000
International Journal of Architecture, Arts and Applications
Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2020, Pages: 27-33
Received: Jun. 28, 2020; Published: Jun. 29, 2020
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Authors
Wei Chang, School of Civil Engineering, Tangshan University, Tangshan, China; Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China; Shenzhen Research Institute, City University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China
Charlie Qiuli Xue, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China; Shenzhen Research Institute, City University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China
Yingting Chen, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China; Shenzhen Research Institute, City University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China
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Abstract
Since the 1950s, China began to provide aid constructions to developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Among these constructions, stadium projects occupied a significant proportion, and produced great influence due to its high investment, large scale and obvious image. Since Chinese standards were required to be used in the design, management and construction process of China-aided stadiums, whether and how the Chinese standards can be well applied to various recipient regions becomes one of the key issues, which is worthy of the specific study. This is increasingly more significant in recent years, with the social and economic development of the recipient areas. Conflicts between the Chinese standards and the local ones may happen and compromises are required to solved the problem. Therefore, this study aims to explore the exportation of Chinese standards in China-aided stadium projects after 2000 based on interview studies. Statistical analysis and content analysis research methods are used in the analyzing of the interview contents. This study tries to explore the current situation, problems and solutions (countermeasures) when using Chinese standards in China-aided stadium projects after 2000. The applicability and practicability of Chinese standards are also evaluated, and the guidance and suggestions for future construction projects are summarized.
Keywords
China’s Foreign Aid, China-aided Stadiums, Chinese Standard
To cite this article
Wei Chang, Charlie Qiuli Xue, Yingting Chen, Conflicts and Compromise: Using of Chinese Standards in China-aided Stadium Projects After 2000, International Journal of Architecture, Arts and Applications. Vol. 6, No. 2, 2020, pp. 27-33. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20200602.13
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