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 Mengyu Dong | 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...
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