China Gets Beijing and Shanghai Ready for the 2008 Olympics and 2010 Expo – Jeffrey Wasserstrom

 Files Chinafuture-Feature From The Dissent Magazine:

China’s economy is booming like never before and its social fabric is being ripped apart and knit together in novel ways. State-of-the-art sports stadiums, a renovated airport terminal, and a new financial district have been built or are under construction in pre-Olympic , where there’s even been talk of seeding rain clouds to limit pollution.

And, not to be outdone by its rival to the north, is preparing to host the , an event that will have decidedly twenty-first-century elements. Upon arrival, visitors will be rocketed from airport to WiFi-wired exhibition halls via magnetic-levitation trains that run through a city that now has more than Manhattan. [Full Text]

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November 2, 2007 9:26 PM
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