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[寻路中国从乡村到工厂的自驾之旅].

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发布时间:2012-09-16 13:29:57

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简介:THERE ARE STILL EMPTY ROADS IN CHINA, ESPECIALLYon the western steppes, where the highways to the Himalayas carry little traffic other than dust and wind. Even the boomtowns of the coast have their share of vacant streets. They lead to half-built factory districts and planned apartment complexes; they wind through terraced fields that are destined to become the suburbs of tomorrow. They connect villages whose residents traveled by foot less than a generation ago. It was the thought of all that fleeting open space?the new roads to old places, the landscapes on the verge of change?that finally inspired me to get a Chinese driver?s license. By the summer of 2001, when I applied to the Beijing Public Safety Traffic Bureau, I had lived in China for five years. During that time I had traveled passively by bus and plane, boat and train; I dozed across provinces and slept through towns. But sitting behind the wheel woke me up. That was happening everywhere: in Beijing alone, almost a thousand new drivers registered on average each day, the pioneers of a nationwide auto boom. Most of them came from the growing middle class, for whom a car represented mobility, prosperity, modernity. For me, it meant adventure. The questions of the written driver?s exam suggested a world where nothing could be taken for granted:

中国 自驾之旅
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