China used more cement between 2011 and 2013 than all of the United States in the 20th century. Photo: AFP

Beijing doesn’t know when to stop – or even how to do so

After years of furious building and investment in rust-belt industries, mainland China and its centrally planned economy is facing a looming financial crisis. But what can be done to avoid it?

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China used more cement between 2011 and 2013 than all of the United States in the 20th century. Photo: AFP
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