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The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus Newsletter
Newsletter No. 4. 2017     

February 15, 2017

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Stephen Roach


Jon Mitchell

Hajimu Masuda 

Michele Mason


Haiyan Lee 

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More. Bigger. Faster.

This seems to apply to China in so many ways when it comes to construction of high speed railroads, dams, subway systems, highways among others.
Where more sometimes means more than the rest of the world combined.
China has now completed 60 of the world's tallest buildings measuring 300 meters (384 feet) or higher. China ranks first ahead of United Arab Emirates (with 26) and the United State (with 19). Dubai's Burj Khalifa at 828 meters towers over all others, with the Shanghai Tower a distant second at 632 meters. However, China (including Hong Kong) has five of the top ten, many of them built by local governments and state-owned construction firm  s.
To what end?
This article reflects on the logic, and hubris, of this construction, and possible problems of maintenance and occupancy associated with the towers.
Mark Selden

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