Reporter’s Notebook: A Journey Down the Yangtze – Terry McCarthy

A reporter for ABC News travelled down the Yangtze and told his story in a news report, blog entries and video:

YangtzeWhen I told him I had come to China to see how people felt about their rapid economic change and growing power in the world, Yu just shook his head and laughed.

China was not rich, he told me in tones one might use to explain the world to a small child. Didn’t I know that the only thing they had was cheap labor? How could they make much money like that? No, no, “China,” he said emphatically, “is still a poor country.” [Full text]

[Image by Reuters via ABC News]


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