Fnally, some news from last week in China. Already overdue, I have only commented on there ites here; the rest is added to next week!
Topping the news, literally, is the topping off on Friday of the 101 floor, 492 metre (1614 feet) World Finance Tower in Shanghai. China's Tallest Building Nearly Done in Time and Final Beams in Place on Tallest Building in the China Daily, and a video report on the BBC.. For more on the tower check and pictures out the World Finance Centre website. Its the tower just right of the middle in the picture below, with the square hole in the top! Just left of it is the Jinmao Tower at 421 metres (1321 feet), previously China's highest building, and at the far left the Oriental Pearl Tower (468 metres / 1525 feet), which is technically a tower, not a building! The pictures shows the whole family of the Shanghai Pudong "Big Ones".
The economy. Commentary on the tower in many places spoke of its certainty of succes swith the economy so good at present. However in other columns and news items new questions emerged about the Chinese economy in the light of the news that inflation had reached 6.5%. Food prices were an average 18.2% up, with pork (the pig polulation was hit by disease this last year) and poultry 49% ..,