On The Washington Post, Peter Goodman wrote: Costs of Goods Rise, Standard of Living Falls.
The China that Wang Huazhong glimpses on television is in the midst of an amazing transformation. In cities he has never visited, skyscrapers tower over highways choked with cars, and people jam glass-fronted malls buying up jewelry and luggage simply to pass the time.
Here in his village in the country’s northwest, Wang sees the same desiccated landscape that has changed little
July 12, 2005 9:55 AM