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Sunday, August 24, 2003

Orange Flavor

In keeping with the Orange County theme around here this weekend, CBS Sunday Morning had this fascinating report, "Pride Of Ownership In China:"

Beijing is one of the world's most crowded urban areas. It is home to 13 million people — most living in communist era housing blocks.

But these days, there is an amazing alternative on the outskirts of the city. A place so American it might have dropped right out of Southern California, which is why it's called Orange County. [...]

And if that's not weird enough, Irvine East is accompanied by Beijing versions of Palm Springs and Park Avenue.

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