“Never in the course of human history has a larger number of people gained more wealth in such a short time.” — The Tank Man, A Frontline Documentary
“The market potential in China is unsurpassed, and China has one of the most impressive cultural traditions in the world. Together this means potentially one of the most significant cultural changes in the history of the world.” — A Consumer Ethnography by Context-Based Research Group
The Bling Dynasty
Their parents toiled on collective farms, but some young, urban Chinese drink Starbucks, watch flat screen TVs, hire maids, and are on the internet obsessively. And they are often apolitical.
The Communist Party’s catastrophic twentieth-century social experiments were abandoned when Deng Xiaoping wrested control from rivals after Mao’s …[ … ] Read The Full Story