A gate over a street in Xiongxian county, one part of the Xiongan New Area. Photo: Reuters
Tom Holland
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Abacus by Tom Holland

What China’s Xiongan New Area can learn from ancient Egypt

Plans for the city trumpeted by President Xi Jinping are not as dramatic as recent fanfare suggests, but it could be a modest success if its proponents rein in the hyperbole

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A gate over a street in Xiongxian county, one part of the Xiongan New Area. Photo: Reuters
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