Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Maps in China
A work colleague pointed out this interesting article from The Economist.
In 2002 demand for cars in China soared by 56%, far more than even the rosiest projections. The next year growth quickened to 75%, before slowing in 2004 (when the government tightened rules on credit for car purchases) to around 15%. But in a sluggish global market, China's demand remains mesmerising.And
At the same time, China has been pouring billions into expanding its highway network.Yet,
Map-reading is a skill few have mastered (detailed topographical maps are classified as state secrets).