One China, Three Stories

China has celebrated 60 years since its unification under the communist fist of the dictator Mao. The country has advanced dramatically and it's now becoming one of the biggest techonomical superpowers in the planet. Some things, however, never change.

Above you can see a humble man trying to get a clear signal in a crappy TV. Below you can see the contrast, the results of their industrial prowess: A TV shop—in which most of the country's population can't buy anything—and the mall, with a massive LCD display showing the parade itself.

Check out the Big Picture's graphic summary. It's impressive and scary at the same time. [Big Picture]

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