BETWEEN PAST AND PRESENT

BETWEEN PRESENT AND FUTURE
11 October 2020

WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT CHINA THIS COMES INTO YOUR MIND...

 

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Shenzhen was a small fishing village located near the borders of Honk Kong, about 30,000,000 people who since May 1980 would have witnessed one of the largest socio-economic experiments in history. Deng Xiaoping, then head of the Communist Party Central Committee promoted this experiment and designated Shenzhen to be an experimental ground for the practice and development of capitalism within a community guided by the values of "Chinese Socialism".

$ 29,217 INCOME PER CAPITA IN 2018

URBAN AREA OF 23.3 MILLION PEOPLE

Today Shenzen is an important financial, logistic, cultural hub as well as the "Silicon Valley of China", in fact the device you are reading is produced in part or entirely in this place.

102 CITIES WITH MORE THAN ONE MILLION INHABITANT

CHONGQING

1/3 OF THE ITALIAN POPULATION IN A CITY

 

YESTERDAY


Chongqing in the 1960s was a small village founded on the peninsula formed by the encounter between the Blue River and one of its tributaries. The economy of this small village was based on fishing and the sale of agricultural products.

TODAY


30 MILLION people currently live in this urban area. Chongqing is the main logistics hub in central China and has the largest river port in the world!

FIRST ECONOMIC POWER UNTIL THE XVIII CENTURY

 

TWO PARALLEL WORLDS


In history there have been few direct encounters between Western and Chinese cultures, only in the most recent centuries these two cultures really started to know each other and thanks to the advent of technology, now one click is enough to be in contact.

YES, THEY INVENTED ALSO GOLF


The gunpowder, the compass, the printing and why not even our beloved spaghetti… There are so many revolutionary objects that this culture has generated. The search for technological / scientific / cultural progress has always been one of the fixed goals in the history of this country, from the advent of the first industrial revolution onwards China has lost its status as an innovator and great economic power, but in the last forty years has demostrated that it is regaining its historical status.

THE ECONOMIC MIRACLE

1960

98% OF THE POPULATION LIVED ON $ 2 PER DAY..

2012

ONLY 2% LIVES ON $ 2 A DAY, 98% OF PEOPLE LIVE IN A WELL-BEING WAY.

HOW DID THEY DO IT?

+6,4 %

AVERAGE CHANGE IN CHINESE GDP


From 1970 to today, 50 years of steady growth, this number may not impress you, but let us put it into perspective.

+0,8 %

AVERAGE CHANGE IN ITALIAN GDP


The only historical moment during which Italy recorded a similar growth was between 1959 and 1962 (during the so-called "economic boom"), when the average change in GDP was + 6.2%.

CHINA 1st POWER IN THE WORLD

We don't know when this will be happened but there are many indicators that can make us think over how the epicenter of the world is moving from West to East.

When Niccolò Copernico hypothesized the heliocentric system, the entire perception of the world, with the Sun at the center of the Universe and no longer the Earth was put into discuss.

This theory was uncomfortable and annoying because it challenged the whole point of view of the scientists of the time, scientists considered their theories wrong

Now we’ve known that Niccolò's theory was true…