Beijing Minister Critical of Urban Growth – Geoff Dyer
From Financial Times:
The rapid growth of Chinese cities has led to “senseless actions” that have “devastated” historical buildings and cultural relics, according to Qiu Baoxing, the vice-minister for construction.
“They are totally unaware of the value of cultural heritage,” said Mr Qiu, criticising some local officials while speaking at a conference in Beijing. [Full Text]
See also “Thousand Cities, One Face – The ‘Third Round of Havoc’” from Beijing Newspeak blog.