An amazing article on a mid-understood China.
Zhengzhou is the capital of Henan province and has a rapidly growing population that’s topped eight million.
Over the past decade, construction crews have been building a new district in its northeastern suburbs.
The rationale here is simple: it is easier and more effective to build a new city than it is to completely tear down and then rebuild an existing one.
This is an urban planning strategy that many big cities in China are in the active process of conducting to varying degrees.