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Joe Zhang: The Disintegration of Rural China

Joe Zhang, author of “Party Man, Company Man: Is China’s State Capitalism Doomed?”, wrote about the disintegration of rural China which resulted in increased crime, pollution, and degrade of morality.  More important, following the government’s privatization of state housing, urban housing prices grew exponentially, five-to-six-fold in many cases, while the value of rural homes rose […]

Peggy Liu on China’s Pollution @TED 2014

“Pollution crosses borders. China’s problem is everyone’s problem,” says Peggy Liu at TED 2014. Liu says that China actually has six advantages that could help it become a green economy faster than any other in the world. China has centralized control. This means that the nation can make large-scale infrastructure changes quickly. For example, China created […]