A Chinese Snow Job

It seems that most everyone is counting on China being the next global economic super power.  Indeed, some folks believe that within the next 20 years China will have the world’s most vibrant economy.  Last year China’s GDP grew by more than 11% and many so-called economic experts believe this magnitude of growth can continue for the foreseeable future. While I admit that Chinese economic growth has been impressive I can’t help but bring attention to the fact that if China is such a great global power why is it that the country can’t deal with a little snow.  Specifically, a recent snow storm that is a light dusting by Chicago standards brought this mighty economic power to its knees, closing roads, stranding thousands in rail stations, cutting off electricity and in short bring the country to a grinding halt.  Maybe all this talk about China being such a great economic power is just a snow job?

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