Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Street Sleepers Under Highway are Gone

Those street sleepers under the highway near the Hung Hom train station are gone, without a trace.

It might have something to do with the disruption of the train service in China. Because of the poor weather before the Chinese New Year, the through trains between Hong Kong and GuangZhou were delayed for many days. Those people who slept under the highway could have been some of the people who could not get on the trains.

That snowstorm forced us to pay attention to some of the problems faced by China in this period of rapid development. Much of the country’s infrastructure, including the railways, highways, hospitals, electrical supply, ..., environmental protection, ..., are woefully inadequate. The problems simply cannot be ignored.

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