As officials are repeatedly exhorted to remember the lessons of the Soviet Union’s collapse,...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 13, 2013
Following a freeze on construction of new government buildings aimed at reining in embarrassingly...
by 不忘初心 | Jul 23, 2013
Central authorities issued a directive on Tuesday banning the construction of new governmental buildings for five years. Xinhua gives details: The directive called on all CPC and government bodies to be frugal and ensure that...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 4, 2011
Architectural extravagance in China has attracted a great deal of attention in recent months, with a Harbin pharmaceutical company and the Jiangsu village of Huaxi offering particular highlights, and a Los Angeles Times article...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 1, 2011
At The Los Angeles Times, David Pierson and Jonathan Kaiman survey the mass of “face projects” built by China’s local governments in recent years. There are no highways running through this impoverished rural...
by Michael Zhao | Feb 25, 2007
Here comes a really green mountain in southwest China. It was painted. Wondering how it smells. An update on an earlier post. From China Daily: A rocky hill in Fumin County of Southwest China’s Yunnan Province was painted green last year. A worker who took part in the painting of more than 1,000 square meters […]
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