Dos fotos, al menos, faltan en esta entrada. Una no pude hacerla desde el bus del aeropuerto de Pekín. La otra, en Kunming en el cruce del Green Land Hotel, desistí de hacerla, y lo lamento.
Ambas servirían para ilustrar adecuadamente, creo, lo que se dice en el siguiente artículo del "China Daily" del pasado día 30 de abril:
Why the nouveau riche in China stink
By William Daniel Garst (China Daily)
"China's rapid economic growth, coupled with Deng Xiaoping's declaration, "To get rich is glorious", has spawned many millionaires and even billionaires. These people have now gained wide acceptance and are not afraid to flaunt their wealth.
Wang Zhongjun is one of them. The producer of hit films such as The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) reportedly drives a silver Mercedes and red Ferrari, owns a 22,000-square-foot mansion in northern Beijing with a $30-million art collection, and has a stable of 60 horses from Ireland and Kentucky.
Examples of such conspicuous consumption and arrogance are many. Late last year, a young girl of a wealthy Chongqing family literally spent millions to welcome home her pet dog. More recently, some rich young boys held car drag races in Nanjing, disturbing residents no end.
A large number of the country's wealthy young men are not perfect gentlemen, but that does not stop many young women from dreaming of marrying them. A recent survey showed that 60 percent of girl students in colleges wanted to marry a fu'erdai or second-generation wealthy youth. Many a media outlet, too, seem to be in awe of the wealthy, and the recent film, Go Lala Go, is an example of that."