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Chabuduo: China's culture of "it's fine"

Explosive growth and change in China means many things must be built. They are not built well, writes British ex-pat James Palmer. The apartment is five years old. By Chinese standards, it’s far better than the average. Our toilet works, while in many of my friends’ houses, flushing the loo is a hydraulic operation akin to controlling the Nile floods. The sockets do not flash blue sparks when plugged in, and all but two work.
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