China Moves Mountains to Accommodate Growing Population

June 6, 2014 6:12 PM

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China is moving mountains to accommodate their booming population to allow for more development. As China’s population soars, several cities in the mountainous regions are busy leveling their mountaintops to make room to expand even further.

“This is reminiscent of an ancient Chinese fable, ‘The Foolish Old Man who Removed the Mountains’. In the tale, a 90-year-old man convinces his disbelieving neighbour that he can dig away, stone by stone, two mountains that block the way from his house. Because he succeeds (albeit with the help of d...

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