Urban marketplace in Shanghai, China

中国的规划癖好

东京——9月初,近十年来我首次访问了中国。因为上次访问后过了很长时间,中国的繁荣——以及依然存在的问题对我来讲显而易见。

中国大城市是20世纪80年代开始的邓小平发展政策获得巨大成功的体现。它们是短短几十年内摆脱极端贫困的多数亿万中国人的家园。北京和上海的规模和活力几乎势不可挡,到处是闪闪发光的摩天大楼,装饰着闪亮的霓虹灯,日益国际化的民众更是随处可见。

站在这些活力城市的街道上,人们可以对中国最近不断攀升的国内消费数据有更深切的体验。人们都在应用最新现代技术,提着印有国际奢侈品牌名字的购物袋。他们不断深入的繁荣还体现在东京和首尔的零售部门,日益富裕的中国游客在那里展开“购物狂欢”。

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