JAN. 29, 2019 In the barely inhabited steppes of Central Asia, it is establishing the next foothold in its trillion-dollar campaign to transform global infrastructure. In the barely inhabited steppes of Central Asia, it is establishing the next foothold in its trillion-dollar campaign to transform global infrastructure. By BEN MAUK Photographs and Video by ANDREA FRAZZETTA JAN. 29, 2019 The Eurasian Pole of Inaccessibility is a striking name for an absence. It is the point farthest from a sea or ocean on the planet. Located in China just east of the border with Kazakhstan, the pole gets you a good distance from harbors and coastlines — at least 1,550 miles in any direction — into an expanse of white steppe and blue-beige mountain that is among the least populated places on earth. Here, among some of the last surviving pastoral nomads in Central Asia, nestled between two branches of the Tian Shan range on the edge of Kazakhstan, the largest infrastructure … [Read more...] about Can China Turn the Middle of Nowhere Into the Center of the World Economy?
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Reasons to Invest in New Cairo Egypt Real Estate Chinese developers have announced that they will fund the new Egypt Cairo, which has ignited further developments for the new city. New Cairo will be developed to reduce pollution, overcrowding, and living costs. The China Fortune Land Develop Company has announced an investment of $20 billion, while another Chinese company has announced that they’ll invest $15 billion. This provides investors an opportunity to pitch in to this project and help build a city that will foster sustainable growth and national spirit. Other beneficial reasons include: It’s a Big and Available Market Egypt contains a large population, which provides investors with a large consumer base for housing units. There’s a favorable economic climate and growing middle class within Egypt, along with a low cost of labor. Together, these factors are enhancing Cairo’s ability to become a real estate hub. The city is also located on the edges of … [Read more...] about Reasons to Invest in New Cairo Egypt Real Estate
Ganon Baker knows better than most that lives can change at a basketball camp. His certainly did.In the summer of 1983, when he was 11 years old, Baker, a Hampton native, broke a finger on his right hand while attending a clinic at Old Dominion, hosted by coach Paul Webb. At his father’s urging, Baker continued to train – shooting, dribbling and passing with his off-hand until it all became natural.He strengthened his left hand to the point of near ambidexterity, a skill that serves him well now, as a basketball trainer of high schoolers and professionals alike for the past 18 years.“It’s impossible not to believe or listen to me when I talk about shooting, because I'm the only ambidextrous shooting coach in the world that can show you the teaching points of shooting whether you're right-handed or left-handed,” Baker said. “Nobody doubts my shooting content because I can show them both ways.”Baker’s continued love of the game has given … [Read more...] about Hoops trainer’s journey took him from Hampton to China, where basketball is booming
(Giulia Marchi/Washington Post) Li Weibin, 30, a construction worker from Hunan, lives in a dormitory in Chang'an. He came to Guangzhou when he was 13 years old. (Poras Chaudhary/Washington Post) Nikita Chauhan, 14, was one of the girls who started a protest in hopes of being able to continue their education in the village school, to avoid the come-ons from men on the 1.5-mile walk to the high school. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds (Poras Chaudhary/Washington Post) Men in the village where Jyoti Chauhan, 14, lives model their behavior on Bollywood films. (Poras Chaudhary/Washington Post) Suresh Chauhan, the sarpanch, or mayor, of Gothara Tappa Dahina, says education is helping advance women's causes. (Poras Chaudhary/Washington Post) Suresh Kumar says the suffocation he feels as a single 35-year-old is palpable. (Poras Chaudhary/Washington Post) Om Pati is the mother of seven sons, including from left, Sandeep, Sanjay and Suresh. (Yan … [Read more...] about China, India grapple with the consequences too many men
Nothing like this has happened in human history. A combination of cultural preferences, government decree and modern medical technology in the world’s two largest countries has created a gender imbalance on a continental scale. Men outnumber women by 70 million in China and India.The consequences of having too many men, now coming of age, are far-reaching: Beyond an epidemic of loneliness, the imbalance distorts labor markets, drives up savings rates in China and drives down consumption, artificially inflates certain property values, and parallels increases in violent crime, trafficking or prostitution in a growing number of locations.Those consequences are not confined to China and India, but reach deep into their Asian neighbors and distort the economies of Europe and the Americas, as well. Barely recognized, the ramifications of too many men are only starting to come into sight.“In the future, there will be millions of men who can’t marry, and that could pose a … [Read more...] about China, India grapple with the consequences of too many men