As America Stalls under the Weight of the Obama Administration, an Example of Growth in China is Worth Noting…

“Chongqing is…a place of the most crushing poverty, a melancholy state of affairs made even more so when viewed against the knowledge that the city’s economy grows by $14 million each day, and that there will be 150,000 square feet of office space completed each evening [seven days a week, 365 days a year]. It is all the more painful when it is seen ─ a crippled beggar here, a sickly ragamuffin there, a hollow-face and hungry street musician waiting for coins ─ against a backdrop of lines of gleaming BMWs waiting in traffic jams, scores of construction cranes whirling against the skyline, elegant Thai restaurants jammed at lunchtime with young models wearing the gipao, nightclubs that breezily demand an entrance fee of $100 and are packed and heaving with local people until the small hours.” ─ The Man Who Loved China, Copyright © 2008 by Simon Winchester, HarperCollins e-books, HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., New York, NY, Locations 4218-27.

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Retired military officer; retired Air Force civil servant; retired executive, DS Information Systems Corporation; writer; researcher; reader and avid yachtsman.
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