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Casting a shadow on China's success story

Shenzhen landslide exposes disregard for safety standards, environmental rules

GRIM TASK: Rescuers walking among damaged vehicles in search of survivors of a landslide which hit an industrial park in Shenzhen on Sunday.


WITH little more than an architect's drawing and a sales pitch to go by, Tim Chen paid around US$500,000 last month for a small apartment being built above a shopping mall on the outskirts of this southern Chinese metropolis.

"I wanted to grab a larger unit in the first