China’s Strategy for Self-Defeat?

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Why Beijing might want to take some of its own ancient advice. 

by | The National Interest | Original Source

Mao Zedong, as he made his desperate escape from the Nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek during the Long March in the 1930s, brought only one book with him, Michael Pillsbury reports in The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower.Read Full Article

China’s “ghost cities”: a fever of destruction, construction, and abandonment [9/29]

Evergreen Enterprise World Abandoned Places Photo Gallery

A man walks past a castle that was supposed to be part of Asia’s biggest amusement park, in Beijing. Work halted on the project years ago because of financial problems, and in 2013 developers demolished much of it for redevelopment. But the castle still stands, a reminder of better times in that part of Beijing’s periphery.… Read Full Article