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-by Ernie Diaz A list of China’s richest cities recently came out, with hardly a place recognizable to the average westerner. Many Chinese themselves were surprised to notice Beijing and Shanghai nowhere on the list, mistaking GDP, a more abstract yet more publicized form of wealth, for a more...

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-by Ernie Diaz Back in 2012, China’s powers that were divvied up the national holiday “golden weeks”. A transportation system, once burdened to collapse by hundreds of millions on their week-long odysseys, started whistling along with a mere hundred million bodies or so. Long gone are thoughts of a day’s travel....

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  -by Ernie Diaz   They’ll tell you some story about the town being named for two phoenixes that fell in love with the place and couldn’t leave. But there is truth behind stories, and stories behind “truth”. And Feng Huang town is a phoenix, alright. Never mind the ashes...

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