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October 18, 2008

The rise of the Chinese century


"The U.N. predicts that the country's urban population will rise by nearly 80 million between 2010 and 2015 — roughly the equivalent of two New York Citys popping up each year."

Look for Chinese Nobel Prizes in the sciences beginning around 2045 and then dominating these categories for the subsequent 50 years.

The first winners are currently university students.

Photographs (top) by Sze Tsung Leong.

[via portfolio.com and Milena]

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