But can China square confucianism with explosive economic growth? – Frank Kane

From The Observer:

Dongtan will be a relatively quiet place, where most of the noise will come from birdsong, laughter and music rather than the petrol or diesel engine,’ says Peter Head, the driving force behind the project.

The Arup sustainable development expert was speaking in Shanghai last month at a meeting with Shanghai Industrial Investment Corporation, where the project was given the green light.

Outside the panelled room where Chinese and British businessmen heard details of the deal, the sound – far from being birdsong – was unmistakably that of the Chinese economic miracle at full tilt.

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