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China in Transition: A First-Hand Look.
07/14/2010 5:09 pm EST
|The New China|
|Shanghai's 21st Century skyline in the smog.|
|The Shanghai Stock Exchange carries the hopes, dreams, and nightmares of average Chinese investors.|
|A Glimpse of the Future|
|20 million Chinese have queued up for hours to see the latest technological wonders at Shanghai's World Expo 2010.|
|A robot plays Beethoven at the popular Shanghai Science and Technology Museum.|
|Freedom of Movement|
|Tourists from all over China throng the Forbidden City in Beijing.|
|Shop 'Till They Drop|
|Shoppers still crowd Shanghai's Nanjing Road at 10:00 PM, engaging in "domestic consumption."|
|Retirees play mahjong in Hangzhou: China's aging population will become a bigger problem in the years ahead.|
|Guangzhou's skyline is filled with cranes as the city gears up for this fall's Asian Games.|
|This uncompleted office tower in Guangzhou is an eyesore resulting from speculative real estate fever.|
|Life Goes On|
|In a residential neighborhood far from Guangzhou's glittering new skyscrapers, people make their living the old-fashioned way.|
Photos by Howard Gold
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