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China is really going through a very very strange stage in it's development. There's a few reasons at play here.|
1. Concentration of power, the ability for those in power to build skyscrapers anywhere they want, unregulated development. And the everyday people have no power to complain or have any say whatsoever in what happens, including being forced to leave their homes to be demolished for development.
2. The ignorance of those in power. They travel the world and get a taste of how "developed western nations" live, and then they come home and try to emulate it somehow, but it just looks so weird and out of place in China, and stupid. Developing China and Chinese culutre is about doing things in a Chinese way. Foreigners come to China expecting to see wonderful developing China, instead all they see is weird weird weird and more weird stuff wherever they go, ugly skyscrapers in stupid locations, European villas painted in horrible colours, it's all just soooooooo weird! Poor China, it's just a weird stage in their development. Some kind of insecure thing I think. Kind of like "Hey, look at us world, we've got skyscrapers and castles and European villas and we're all eating bread and drinking coffee now, we must be developed! Look at us everyone! Look at how developed we are! DEVELOP CHINESE CULTURE YOU MORONS! NO ONE CARES ABOUT SOME WEIRD VERSION OF WESTERN CULTURE! BE CONFIDENT AND HAPPY! YOU HAVE AN AMAZING CULTURE, WHY DO YOU NEED TO BE SO WEIRD AND INSECURE IN YOUR DEVELOPMENT???????
3. Again, those in power, the insecure desire to develop at all costs and then sit back and look later! That's why it's all out of control, those in power just pushing everything like crazy, no one to say "Hey! Hang on! Should we think about this first? Should we ask the locals what they think?" Develop develop develop money money money power power power! That's about it! China is on a fast-track to everything just spiralling out of control in my humble opinion.
So that's pretty much it. Unregulated development due to too much concentration of power and complete ignorance about how the rest of the developed world actually does things.
I love China, I'd love to see it all come together 'normally' one day. To see these magnificent, fully developed Chinese cities full of developed civilised Chinese people embracing their Chinese culture with pride, who have basic table maneers, basic toilet training, and don't spit and throw rubbish everywhere and squat all day and smoke like trains. But at this stage, China still has quite a long way to go.
Yes, the development of skyscrapers is happening at full speed, but the development of Chinese culture is still creeping ahead in small baby-steps.