China’s imminent collapse: what’s the unasked question?

This road in central Gansu, 2019, is100km from the nearest city is a great example of recent infrastructure, it was a dirt track in 2014
Even in Rural areas such as Long Sheng County in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Zone houses are new, good contition and have water power and WiFi
Taken in Jiangsu in 2018, a similar scene in 2005 would have been the shepherd/goatherder walking along a dirt track to market
The lifeblood of the rural regions, express deliveries come in and despatches go out several times a day, fresh food is delivered anywhere in China within 24-36 hours
In the last 10 years in China, this is the only place I slept a night where my phone wouldn’t connect, but the position I took the photo from in 2019, the phone worked fine
Guangxi 2021, every village has a road straight in for deliveries and pickups — there’s a saying in China, if you want to be rich, build a road first
Main road between towns in Guangxi 2015 — better now!
In 2014 this road was a gravel track, it’s the G312 from Shanghai to the border of Kazakhstan, in 2019 travelling through Gansu, into Xinjiang, this is what we found



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Jerry Grey

Jerry Grey

I’m British born Australian living in Guangdong and have an MA in Cross Cultural Change Management. I write mostly positively about my China experiences