This article is a reflection on the spectacular transformation that Chinese cities have undergone over the past few years as a result of the economic boom and the willingness to be “recognized” as a modern country after decades of isolation (a clear example of this is represented by the Beijing’s Olympics of 2008 and Shanghai’s World Expo of 2010).
Five years later
My story begins as an old joke: a Spanish, a French, an Italian and a Portuguese guy arrive at Xi’an airport. For my three friends is the first time in town. As for myself, five years have passed since my last visit in Xi’an, five years of economic madness. [Read more...]