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Careful, China

July 24, 2011

About the sustainability of China’s “Better City – Better Life” vision beyond the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai:

“China, please stop your flying pace, wait for your people, wait for your soul, wait for your morality, wait for your conscience! Don’t let the train run out off track, don’t let the bridges collapse, don’t let the roads become traps, don’t let houses become ruins. Walk slowly, allowing every life to have freedom and dignity. No one should be left behind by our era.”

NYT / Weibo

I realize the inconvenience this may present to your quite impressive master plan, my dear strategically slightly over-ambitioned Chinese friends – but I’m afraid you too are people, not robots…and there is no easy way out.

Houston, we have another problem.

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