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Olympics over, but China still wants to impress

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

29 August 2008 15:54

Shanghai's World Financial Center (right of picture), 492m high and with the world's highest observation deck, will open to the public tomorrow. As has been said of Beijing's Olympic buildings, the West can take some geopolitical comfort from such structures, in that they indicate that China wants to impress us and join the establishment.

 

Photo by Flickr user neufcent9, used under a Creative Commons license.