“Shanghai Gets Supersized”


The Chinese discover the attractions of getting rich:

When building projects grew scarce in the United States a few years ago, the California architect Robert Steinberg opened an office in Shanghai. He says he didn’t understand the city until the night he dined with some prospective clients. “I was trying to make polite conversation and started discussing some political controversy that seemed important at the time,” he recalls. “One of the businessmen leaned over and said, ‘We’re from Shanghai. We care only about money. You want to talk politics, go to Beijing.’ ”

Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark

Associate Professor of Economics, North Carolina State Univ.

Related Articles

384

China’s High Speed Rail Rocked by Corruption, Cost Overruns, Fatal Crash

Cross-posted at UNCOVERAGE.net The United States should halt all funding and development of high-speed rail in this country, based on

8

A Chinese call to end the use of the US dollar as the international reserve currency

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton NoisyRoom.net “The United States is declining as a nation and as a world power with mostly sighs

0

Russia Is Making Nuclear Moves

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton NoisyRoom.net Photo By REUTERS/Gleb Garanich While Obama guts the American military… as we disarm and as we