By Gale Lynds
At the darkish waterside docks of Shanghai, a photographer files shipment being secretly loaded. He's brutally killed and his digital camera destroyed. weeks in a while the damaging excessive seas, the U.S. army covertly tracks a chinese language send rumoured to hold a whole bunch chemical compounds to create organic guns of mass-destruction. The President can't permit the send achieve its vacation spot - a rogue heart East state. yet he doesn't wish the army to assault and board it both, simply because a long time of negotiations with China have in the end yielded a landmark human rights contract that China is prepared to signal. Covert-One operative Jon Smith is introduced in to discover strong evidence of what the chinese language send is ferrying. Then an agent is murdered and very important proof destroyed. Smith needs to locate the reality concerning the send, a fact that probes the private secrets and techniques of the chinese language ruling party...
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In this, China differs greatly from Japan which must spend much time and money to purchase land and obtain public consent and agreement. Construction is much easier and speedy in China where much of the land is publicly owned and the government has the power to decide and enforce construction plans. A plan is now in place for the next 20–30 years to complete an expressway network, known as Plan 7918, stretching 85,000 km in total, through the construction of seven routes radiating from Beijing, nine routes running north and south, and eighteen routes running east and west as shown in Fig.
In cities like Beijing and Shanghai, a wave of supermarkets is opening, funded by foreign capital. The products being sold there are not very different from what is being sold in supermarkets in Europe, American, and Japan. The plastic bags that staff once used to put purchased goods into were thin and not very strong, but they have now become much better in quality. The quality of paper and books has also improved; many books are now printed on thick, coated paper in beautiful color. Previously, few Chinese sought luxury in food, but now food ingredients have become more lavish.
In these ways, the Chinese economy has continued to surge ahead, but in the background, challenges remain, such as the disparities between rural and urban areas, the issue of unemployment, and worsening environmental problems. Environmental issues are in no way anything new. 3 Phenomenal Economic Growth 25 around for a long time, they have simply not been given much attention. With the increases in standards of living and the spread of television and newspaper coverage, public concern about the environment has grown, and this has led to the surfacing of new problems.
Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code (Covert-One, Book 4) by Gale Lynds