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A man exercising on a public jungle gym in Qingdao, 10/13/10

Qingdao is a beautiful place, but the people aren’t beautiful…since the reform and opening, people have become more distant from each other emotionally; the space between them has gotten wider. In the past, you could walk up the hills in … Continue reading

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A bus station ticket vendor in Southern China (spoken in English)

I like America – Obama is very good, very smart – only 48! I hope he goes on for one more [term]. America is very good…China is not good…you havent stayed in china long, haven’t seen everything. I have been … Continue reading

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China’s Towering Ambitions

Last week, the New York Times┬áran two articles profiling Chinese skyscrapers. Building projects in China attract a lot of media attention, in part because they stand as newsy symbols of China’s modernization – with all the related pitfalls. And while … Continue reading

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