Quote of the Week

From The Wall Street Journal, quoting billionaire Chinese developer Zhang Xin, who co-founded the Soho Group with her husband:

“We’ve put too much confidence in that materialistic abundance will bring along better education, which will in turn facilitate progresses in civilization,” she wrote on Sina Weibo, a microblogging service where she has more than 1.4 million followers. “But China’s development has smashed our illusion.”

Ms. Zhang is, I would wager, the leading edge of a growing wave of China’s prosperous who have reached the top only to ask “is that all there is?”

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