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China's consumers must spend more

China's consumers must spend more | China as a global player? | Scoop.it
Chinese people are splashing out, but the government needs to pull off a radical increase in consumption, explains the BBC's Martin Patience.
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Food Supply, Fracking, and Water Scarcity Challenge China’s Juggernaut Economy - Circle of Blue WaterNews

Food Supply, Fracking, and Water Scarcity Challenge China’s Juggernaut Economy - Circle of Blue WaterNews | China as a global player? | Scoop.it

YOU YI, Heilongjiang Province, China — Where the wide, muddy waters of the Songhua River flow north from Jiamusu to the Russian border, just 150 kilometers (90 miles) distant, the whole of China’s largest treeless prairie sweeps to the horizon. This expanse of fertile grasslands endures the dark fright of cold Siberian winters and the raging winds of Mongolian summers. At night, in the scattered villages, the sky fills with stars so thick and bright that walking along unlit streets is easy.

 

As late as the 1950s, the Chinese still aptly referred to this region as the Great Northern Wilderness. Virtually every hectare of arable land in other provinces was spoken for and cultivated more than a century ago, but Heilongjiang Province remained a place apart. Here, in China’s far northeast corner, the sun’s straight rays baked unplowed ground never shaded by homes or villages. In the wildest reaches eagles outnumbered people.........


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