China to flatten 700 mountains for new metropolis in the desert
China Pacific Construction Group is will spend A 2.2bn flattening mountains in in Gansu province for the country's fifth 'state-level development zone'. Photograph: Wiliam Perry/Alamy A long, long time ago, a 90-year-old Chinese peasant named Yu Gong decided to move two inconveniently located mountains away from the entrance to his home.
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